Pigs welfare in Poland. Anna Kowalska – Klockiewicz, I Secretary, Agriculture and Fisheries Section. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels Animal Welfare Intergroup Strasbourg, 17 January 2013. 2 European documents.
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Anna Kowalska – Klockiewicz, I Secretary, Agriculture and Fisheries Section. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels
Animal Welfare Intergroup
Strasbourg, 17 January 2013
Letter from the Under-Secretary of State MrAndrzejButra to Director General Ms Paola TestoriCoggi of 7 May 2012, notifying the transposition of the Directive in question into the Polish law:
Regulation of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 15 February 2010 on minimal requirements and procedures for keeping of the species of farm animals for which the norms of protection have been settled in the European legislation. (Journal of Laws nr 56, pos. 344 of 2010 with the further changes).
Before performing procedures of tooth – clipping and grinding in piglets and boars and tail-docking it is necessary to implement all the measures that would prevent formation of any kind of injuries, in particular through changing conditions of in which they are kept. Those procedures are only performed in order to ensure security to the animals and to prevent formation of injuries caused by other pigs. Thus, procedures in question cannot be performed routinely.
Castration of piglets is performed routinely by the veterinary surgeons or veterinary technicians supervised by vet in piglets older than 7 days, applying the technics preventing tearing of the tissues, after long-term analgesia.
• 4 conferences with the representatives of the meatindustry concerning the new regulation
• meetings with the representatives of the meat industry in the regions