Plans to fly Irish pigs to China heavily criticized I Animal News

The announcement by the Irish government to fly live pigs to China for breeding has been heavily criticized by animal welfare organizations and politicians. Last month, Ireland’s agriculture minister, Charlie McConalogue, announced the export of high-quality breeding pigs to China…

Plans to fly Irish pigs to China heavily criticized I Animal News

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The announcement by the Irish government to fly live pigs to China for breeding has been heavily criticized by animal welfare organizations and politicians.

Last month, Ireland’s agriculture minister, Charlie McConalogue, announced the export of high-quality breeding pigs to China as part of a broader trade deal.

“The journey will involve an 11-hour flight with changes in air pressure, temperature, turbulence and excessive noise, which will be extremely stressful for the pigs,” said Caroline Rowley, founder of Ethical Farming Ireland.

Full story: https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/10/05/plans-to-fly-irish-pigs-to-china-heavily-criticized/

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