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ANIMAL WELFARE

We work alongside our breeders to ensure a healthy and adequate diet, to cure diseases and to protect from potential physical and mental suffering as well as to guarantee the natural behavior of our animals.

The Rovagnati Animal Welfare supply chain for pigs

1. ABSOLUTELY NO USE OF ANTIBIOTICS FROM BIRTH
No antibiotics can be administered to the animal, from birth to slaughter. If animals, for their own protection, require a drug therapy based on antibiotics, these are administered but the animal is temporarly removed from the livestock channels, until there's not a trace of medicine. Furthermore, once received the medicine, the animal is definitively removed from the Naturals chain.

2. NO CASTRATION WITHOUT ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
It is prohibited to perform castration without anesthesia and analgesia, chemical castration or castration based on the use of chemicals, in accordance with European legislation.

3. NO TEETH CLIPPING
The practice of teeth clipping is forbidden for all pigs in the supply chain, in accordance with European legislation.

4. NO AMPUTATIONS OF ANY KIND
Ear-notching and tail-docking is forbidden for all pigs in the Rovagnati supply chain, in accordance with European legislation.

5. SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT
The Rovagnati supply chain ensures a 30% increase in space over baseline density criteria:

- Pigs must always have sufficient quantities of straw and feed available
- Slatted flooring may be used but solid flooring is guaranteed for the animals’ sleeping areas.
- Environmental enrichment, in accordance with European legislation.

6. FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT BEFORE BIRTH
Sows are guaranteed freedom of movement up to seven days before giving birth, in accordance with European legislation.

 

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