Pork is the 3rd most commonly consumed meat in the United Kingdom. Pig farming is typically separated into production pigs which are raised for meat and sow pigs which are impregnated to birth production pigs.

Living Conditions

Almost all pigs are factory farmed

UK Government

Slaughter Age

Almost all pigs are slaughtered between 4-6 months old

RSPCA

Bacon pigs
Small joint pigs
Breeding pigs

Bacon pigs

22 weeks

Small joint pigs

15-16 weeks

Breeding pigs

Birth

Natural life expectancy

Slaughter Method

Most pigs are gassed and then have their throats slit

UK Government

Legality in United Kingdom

Prevalence in British farming

Farrowing Crates

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Piglet Thumping

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Early Death

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Artificial Insemination

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Tail Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

70% of pigs

UK Government

Tooth Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Genital Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Repeated Pregnancy Cycles

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Ineffective Stunning

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Indoor Rearing

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Other Industries

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