So-Called “Activists” Are Actually Realists

My name is Dr. Kees Scheepens, pig veterinarian and pig farmer from the Netherlands. I was in Manitoba March 25 to give a talk at the University of Manitoba on the phasing out of gestation crates. Now I am sent the article “Animal Welfare Activists Target Pig Castration,” which published in the March 25 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator.

It is surprising to me, as it was on the topic “group housing,” that there is so much misunderstanding regarding pig welfare.

Public opinion, not science, is determining in this world what is acceptable and what is not. MAFRI’s Robyn Harte, quoted by reporter Ron Friesen, is suggesting genetic



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