Source: National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board

  • Responsible pork producers have zero tolerance for willful acts of neglect or abuse of animals in their care.
  • Responsible pork producers care about their animals and recognize they have both a moral and ethical obligation to protect and promote animal well-being.
  • Responsible pork producers hold themselves to the production standards that are consistent with the Ethical Principles for U.S. Pork Producers.
  • Animal Well-Being: We affirm our obligation to protect and promote animal well-being.
  • Provide feed, water and an environment that promotes the well-being of our animals.
  • Provide proper care, handling and transportation for pigs at each stage of life.
  • Protect pig health and provide appropriate treatment, including veterinary care, when needed.
  • Use approved practices to euthanize, in a timely manner, those sick or injured pigs that fail to respond to care and treatment.
  • Responsible pork producers also demonstrate their commitm ent to animal care, well-being and pork safety by achieving certification and implementing current best management practices of the Pork Quality Assurance Plus® and Transport Quality Assurance® programs which help ensure those who work most closely with the animals are providing the best possible care.
  • The treatment of the animals depicted on the HBO documentary is not representative of how responsible pork producers care for their animals.

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