Tasmania to Ban Sow Stalls

In a historic move for animals in Australia, the Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Bryan Green, today announced his government’s plan to place restrictions on the time pregnant sows are allowed to be kept in stalls from 2014, with a full ban coming into effect in 2017. This puts Tasmania ahead of the rest of the country, where pregnant pigs will lawfully be permitted to be confined for the duration of their 16 week pregnancy until at least 2017.

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