I am a pig farmer, and I am proud to produce my pigs without the use of stalls and tethers, without castrating my male piglets, and without including meat and bonemeal in the diet fed to my pigs. All my fellow British pig farmers can make the same claim. No other country in the world has banned these practices.
Our Minister of Agriculture tells us to let market forces decide. He says that if we, as consumers, continue to buy Dutch or Danish bacon, for example, then that is proof that our concern for the welfare of animals is limited to attaching "ourselves to moral stands that involve no personal sacrifice". Can this be true?
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