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Tesco supply chain using ‘barbaric’ pig farms where animals are kept in cages ‘no bigger than a fridge’

Ian Woodhurst: On a factory farm female pigs are trapped in tiny steel 'pregnancy cages' where she can barely move. Supermarkets have the power to make a change for farm animals.

CHIARA GIORDANO: ‘Tesco has vowed to explore eradicating sow stalls from its Thai supply chain after animal welfare campaigners accused the supermarket chain of selling pork products from farms where mother pigs are kept in steel cages “no bigger than a fridge”.

Also referred to a “pregnancy cages”, sow stalls have been banned in the UK since 1999, but World Animal Protection accused Tesco Lotus, Tesco Group’s second largest business outside the UK, of selling pork products from animals kept in them…

“Why should a mother pig have to suffer under the Tesco brand just because she’s been born and raised in Thailand.” said Ian Woodhurst, the organisation’s farming campaigns manager. “She would normally roam around foraging for food, socialise with other pigs and build a nest for their piglets”.

“On a factory farm she cannot do any of this, trapped in a tiny steel cage where she can barely move. Supermarkets have the power to make a change for farm animals”… Tesco Lotus is Tesco Group’s second largest business outside the UK. It operates a network of more than 2,000 stores across Thailand’. SOURCE…

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