Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation launches new campaign to end pig farrowing crates: The Crate Escape

Today (Monday 14th November), the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has launched a new campaign to end the use of farrowing crates in the UK. The campaign, titled The Crate Escape, will urge the Government to launch a consultation on ending the use of farrowing crates and raise awareness of the suffering sows endure as they are forced to spend much of their lives behind bars.

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Veterinary Record: ‘The UK must ban farrowing crates’

Dr. Steven McCulloch, head of research at the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, argues that the UK should ban the use of farrowing crates for pigs and the veterinary profession must provide its full support. Dr. Steven McCulloch is Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies at the Centre for Animal Welfare, University of Winchester. Steven qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University.

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Defra Secretary of State George Eustice announced the next steps in the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes this initiative to advance farm animal health and welfare. Defra is considering the case for introducing reforms, such as the use of farrowing crates for pigs and enriched cages for laying hens.” The Animal Health and Welfare Pathway- It supports farmers to transition to higher welfare practices and systems