Packington Free Range Win Good Pig Award in Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards 2012
Packington Free Range are celebrating winning The Good Pig Award in the 2012 Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards organised by the charity, Compassion in World Farming.
Packington Free Range (http://www.packingtonfreerange.co.uk)
Joint Managing Director, Alec Mercer said “We’re delighted to have won the Good Pig Award. At Packington Free Range, animal welfare is truly at the heart of everything we do, so to be recognised for this really reinforces our farming ethos. We strongly believe in ethical and sustainable farming which has only our free-range pigs’ and chickens’ best interests at heart. Having already won the Leadership Award in Pig Welfare and the Good Chicken Award, the Good Pig Award is yet another achievement that we can be proud of and shows our customers how passionate we are about providing our animals with the best lifestyle possible.”
In particular, The Good Pig Award, launched earlier this year, celebrates organisations that use or are committed to using higher welfare pig systems for sows and meat pigs; addressing the confinement and the need for enrichment in breeding sows; mutilations;
Mercer continued “Winning a newly launched award such as this is really fantastic news. We believe in the traditional free-range farming methods and we pride ourselves on rearing happy and healthy pigs (http://www.packingtonfreerange.co.uk/
Steve McIvor, Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming (http://www.ciwf.org.uk/
Compassion in World Farming is recognised as the leading international farm animal welfare charity. It was founded in 1967 by Peter Roberts, a British dairy farmer, who became concerned about the development of intensive factory farming.
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