SA Pork Industry, National Department of Agriculture, Retailers: Stop the use of sow crates which perpetuate cruelty
BREAKING NEWS:- Gestation Crates – Progress
Jul 3, 2013 — Thank you for helping us reach this point.
Representatives from the National Council of SPCAS (NSPCA) met with personnel from the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Monday 01 July 2013 and officially handed over the South African signatures supporting the campaign for gestation crates to be phased out by 2016.
DAFF accepted and acknowledged the signatures. An additional package of documentation was submitted by the NSPCA which included support from retailers within South Africa as well as international support for the phasing out of the practice of confining pregnant sows to crates. Included in the package of documentation was research indicating the welfare implications of gestation crates.
The NSPCA is pleased to report that DAFF has given a commitment to consult widely within the next 3 months. This procedure will be inclusive of all role-players and the NSPCA appreciates that this is a necessary step in the follow