In 2011 the parties involved in the European pig sector signed the declaration of Brussels. The statement expresses the ambition to end castration of male piglets in Europe in 2018.
The declaration ambitions have not yet been realized. Nevertheless, the Declaration has been an innovative and positive step facilitating communication between all stakeholders and has achieved encouraging results towards alleviating pig pain. To take care of the progress towards meeting the medium and long-term ambitions of the Declaration, the signatories have established an expert group.
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