Finland - Improvements in conditions on pig farms

No great changes have been recorded in the number of reports on violations of animal welfare regulations at Finnish farms in recent years. However, the proportion of serious violations has increased.
Friday 27 November 2009 (8 years 6 months 27 days ago)
No great changes have been recorded in the number of reports on violations of animal welfare regulations at Finnish farms in recent years. However, the proportion of serious violations has increased.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sirkka-Liisa Anttila says that the situation in Finland has recently improved by leaps and bounds. A new law on veterinary care took effect at the beginning of this month. The new law includes provisions for a health care contract for production animals. Anttila says that there are 2,364 pig farms in Finland, 95 per cent of which are now under such contracts.

Under the terms of the contract, a veterinarian visits the facility to check on the living conditions of the animals. “I sent the bill back for more preparation nearly two years ago specifically because I wanted to emphasise animal welfare”, Anttila said on Wednesday.

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Anttila+promises+extensive+improvements+in+conditions+on+pig+farms/1135251037151

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