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THE RSPCA has introduced welfare outcome assessments as part of its welfare standards for pigs. The on-farm assessments for members of RSPCA Assured (formerly known as Freedom Food) were introduced last month and, the charity says, aim to ‘further improve the lives of millions of pigs in the UK’.
The assessment protocol has been developed by the AssureWel project, a collaboration between the RSPCA, the Soil Association and the University of Bristol, which was established in 2010. The project aims …