The dilemmas of un-cut tails

26 June 2017 | Category: Uncategorised

Four years ago I was present when our former Minister of Agriculture, Sharon Dijksma, signed the ‘Declaration of Dalfsen’. In this declaration pig farmers came to an agreement with the government and the Dutch Animal Protection Society on the road of how to responsibly keep pigs with long, un-cut tails. Deliberately, no date was set after which tail-cutting would be banned, as we all didn’t know how to do it and how long it would take us to see some progress.