Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
Workshop on pig welfare
Workshop on pig welfare

This workshop on "Pig welfare – castration of piglets" was held on Wednesday 2 June 2010, at Berlaymont Building, Walter Hallstein Room

More than 100 participants attended the meeting, organized by European Commission - DG SANCO. Stakeholders from Ministries/Competent Authorities of the EU Member States, NGOs and Animal Welfare Organizations, Industry, Retails Associations and Universities participated in the works.
They discussed on the results of research projects and studies, on current trends and consumers’ attitudes and demands, as well as on alternatives to castration. At the end of the meeting, Mr A. Gavinelli (DG Sanco – Chairman of the Workshop) stated that multistakeholder approach is the issue of this consultation and he called for volunteers to work together in order to create a “ Brussels Declaration” about Pig Welfare – Castration of piglets.
Many stakeholders, among them FVE and UEVP, responded to this proposal and joined the initiative.