An undercover investigation into British pig farms certified by the food industry’s Red Tractor assured standards scheme has revealed sows in cages so tiny they cannot turn around.
Animal rights activists have raised fresh concerns about the welfare of animals in UK farms, despite the government saying repeatedly that Britain has “some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world”.
The Red Tractor logo on meat is promoted as being the mark of “quality food you can trust”. Red Tractor certified farms are also meant to adhere to good animal welfare standards.
Investigators from Animal Equality secretly filmed inside four pig farms, all of which were Red Tractor certified.