Consumer demand for higher welfare standards continues to grow every day, and European meat producers strive to meet and exceed both customer and consumer expectations.
The good quality of European pork starts on the farm and at the slaughterhouse. In Denmark, the globally recognised Five Freedoms (as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council) form the core of their own farming supply chain animal welfare standards and are a requirement of all Danish pork producers.
The Five Freedoms:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst: by providing ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
- Freedom from discomfort: by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease: by providing prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
- Freedom to express normal behaviour: by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and the company of the animal’s own kind
- Freedom from fear and distress: by providing conditions and care that avoid mental suffering
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