Science, pigs, and politics: A New Zealand perspective on the phase-out of sow stalls

S.A. Weaver and M.C. Morris Date of publication: 01/01/2004


A short written journal article comparing normal behaviour in wild sows with behavioural patterns observed in sows confined to stalls. Stereotypies have been found at a “substantial level” in “every detailed study” of sows in stalls (SVC 1997). The study concludes that the phase-out of dry sow stalls in New Zealand is scientifically and economically “feasible and reasonable”.