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Uncaging New Zealand's Sows: Scrutinising New Zealand’s Farrowing Crates

With Spanish translation, summary and video

This 13,000 word report was published by SAFE (a leading NZ animal advocacy organisation). It documents the welfare problems experienced by around 15,000 New Zealand sows annually, who are confined within metal cages barely larger than their own bodies, in a practice claimed to decrease piglet mortality. It was delivered to NZ’s Primary Production Select Committee along with SAFE’s own submission in June 2018. The Committee was reviewing a 112,844 signature petition to Parliament (the largest in 5 years), which requested a ban on sow farrowing crates.

Knight A (2018). Uncaging New Zealand’s Sows: Scrutinising New Zealand’s Farrowing Crates. SAFE, Wellington, New Zealand.