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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

Summary:

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”.