Coles snubs sow stalls
The RSPCA today commended Coles for announcing that from 2014 they will no longer stock pork produced from pigs confined to sow stalls.
This is a huge leap forward for the humane food movement in Australia.
To have a meaningful impact on pig welfare we need humane pork products on every supermarket shelf across the country.
A major retailer moving towards sow stall-free pork sends the strongest signal yet that there is simply no place for sow stalls in the future of Australian pig farming.
The RSPCA, through its long-standing relationship with Otway Pork, has had RSPCA Approved pork in Coles for a number of years. Today’s announcement coincides with the release of a new RSPCA Approved product – Coles Finest free-range pork.
These products come from pigs that are born and raised on RSCPA Approved farms. Pigs on our farms have space to explore and socialise in large straw-filled shelters and sows have the freedom to wallow in the mud, build a nest, and look after their piglets naturally.
The RSPCA believes we can all enjoy a pork roast and still care about the pig that provided it.
Visit Shop Humane to find RSPCA Approved pork near you.
Or click here to find out more about RSPCA Approved farming.