Pigs that are born and raised in New Zealand by commercial pig farmers are caged and distressed.

Pigs apparently have different needs from grazing animals like sheep and cattle, so farmers can try and get away with keeping their animals in barren indoor pens or cages all year round and at every stage of their growth. It makes for an easy, and heartless, farming life for New Zealand’s pig farming sector.

Pigs that are commercially grown in New Zealand are born to mothers confined in cages, roughly removed from them after four weeks, and after being stuck in a pen for about six months, sent to die.

The pig industry uses a variety of housing options and farm practices, from caging mothers to keeping her babies in tiny concrete pens; all part of the farming system it believes is best suited to making a profit.

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The PigScare™ programme means you know that every PigScare™ labelled product is from a pig that was born and exploited in New Zealand and was farmed to PigScare™’s extremely low standards.

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