Use your consumer power to help improve pig welfare
As consumers we all have the power to make a difference for pigs, and that’s why we’ve launched the RSPCA Think Pig campaign. If you’re partial to a bacon butty, bangers and mash or a pork roast on a Sunday, then we’re urging you to ‘Think Pig’ when out shopping and make sure what you put in your shopping basket is a vote for better pig welfare.
Think Pig Checklist
The Think Pig Checklist is a simple way to help you buy sausages, bacon, ham and pork from higher welfare farms.
- Does the food label include the Freedom Food logo? Then you can be sure the pigs have been reared on farms inspected to RSPCA welfare standards.
- If there’s no Freedom Food logo, then look for free-range, outdoor reared, outdoor bred or organic.
- Check that your supermarket has signed up to the voluntary labelling code at www.porkprovenance.co.uk
Supermarkets that have signed up as at June 2010: Adsa, The Co-operative, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose.
If you can’t see any of these, then at least check if the food label shows that it has come from a British farm. Welfare standards in Britain are generally higher than other countries.
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