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PIGS

Pigs are among the most intelligent animals and have an exceptional capacity for learning. As social beings, they live in larger groups. Since pigs cannot sweat, they like to take mud baths on hot days in order to cool down. A sow will only go into seclusion shortly before giving birth and build a nest. She suckles her piglets for some 15 weeks – if left in peace. However, sadly the majority of pigs in Germany suffer under intensive farming.

Worth knowing about pigs

10 Facts about Pigs

Did you know that pigs like to cuddle?

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Free range pigs enjoying the mud

A Natural Day in the Life of a Pig

Rooting, rolling, wallowing – how pigs would like to live

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The suffering of millions of pigs

In intensive pig farming, the animals can hardly act out their natural behaviour. On the contrary, their important basic needs such as body care, social interaction, instinct to explore, root for food and build nests, are suppressed. The consequence is severe physical and psychological damage. 

Pigs close together in sow crates

Sow Crates

How the livestock industry treats breeding sows

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Piglets

Piglet Castration

How young pigs are neutered without anaesthesia

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Alternatives to Sow Crates

What more animal-friendly methods of farrowing are there for pigs?

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Piglets

Alternatives to Non-Anesthetised Piglet Castration

What options are there to castrate piglets without pain

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Schwein in einem Stall

Mutilation of Pigs

Animals are adapted to the farm environment, instead of vice versa

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Piglets

FOUR PAWS

has been working for decades to improve conditions of farm animals

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