Health Live castration of piglets: the end soon?

Live castration of piglets: the end soon?

Asked the RTL-Le Figaro-TF1 / LCI Grand Jury, the Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume announced that live castration of piglets will be prohibited “At the end of the year 2021”. However, he does not intend to end the castration, but then “It will take anesthesia”, he said. As we wrote last October, in the article that we republish below, it is however possible to make a tasty ham by avoiding this blow of the scalpel considered barbaric by associations fighting against animal suffering …

You may well turn the packaging of the Brocéliande brand ham in all directions, you will not find the essential information: the one that makes this ham not quite like the others. You will read, very roughly, that it is a “Well-bred ham”, by “Cooperative breeders” – thank you marketing. Very small, that it contains sodium nitrites, which is bad news. And in an intermediate policy, that “Pigs grew up without antibiotics from birth”, which is good news. But nowhere is the other great news listed: that this ham comes from non-castrated pigs.

The “well-bred ham”, that is to say from non-castrated pork, from Brocéliande.

Brocéliande ham

Brocéliande ham

It must be said that the info is a little more delicate to sell. Though. In France today, 85% of French male pigs are castrated alive, with a scalpel without anesthesia from the breeder, when

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