Rabbit Advocacy Animal Matters
TOPIGS Imports Top Genetics into China
November 28, 2011 The Pig Site
CHINA - TOPIGS has successfully imported 1003 top breeding pigs to China. These animals originate from TOPIGS nucleus farms in Canada. The great grandparent pigs are the top of the TOPIGS breeding pyramid and have the highest SPF health status.
The imported pigs will be used to
build up extra TOPIGS breeding capacity in China for the production of breeding
pigs and they and their off spring will be distributed to clients around the
country. In this way it is possible to comply to the growing demand of TOPIGS
genetics in China were the robust and high productive genetics of TOPIGS are
demanded more and more.
Reform Live Farm Animal Export Laws
December 15, 2011 direct.gov.uk
Responsible department: Department for Transport
It is unnecessary to export UK farm animals abroad for slaughter or fattening. UK farm animals should be fattened or slaughtered in the UK. The Harbours, Docks & Piers Clauses Act 1847 makes it illegal to refuse a ship the use of a port if it is carrying out lawful trade. This law stops port owners refusing trade on ethical grounds. This outdated law must be amended to let port owners refuse, on animal welfare grounds, the export of live farm animals. EU Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals in transport must be reformed. A limit of 8 hours must be placed on journeys for slaughter & fattening. Regulation1/2005 must also be enforced rigorously in the UK by DEFRA and local authorities. I call on the Government to update the 1847 Act to reflect changing attitudes and scientific knowledge about animal welfare in the past 164 years. I call on the Government to persuade EU partners to strengthen Council Regulation 1/2005with regards to the 8 hour limit on animal transport.
You must be a British citizen or normally live in the UK to create or sign e-petitions, so we couldn’t sign. Please send letters to your MP and Canadian government officials requesting that we also stop live export.
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