On June 28th, Chuying Agro-Pastoral Group has been honored with the “Good Pig Production Award.” This is the third time for the Group to win this award signifying international recognition.
Compassion in World Animal Farming, or CIWF, has awarded the Group because of its commitment to “green” and humane farming methods for meat pigs and sows.
The Group really cares about the health and well-being of its pigs, taking measures to ensure their comfort.
For instance, experts have prepared a customized daily schedule for each pig. In the summer, the pigs would go outside to sunbathe. In the summer, the pigs would go indoors to stay warm. Whenever they are thirsty, they can drink premium spring water. Whenever they feel hungry, they can eat high-quality soy and corn, and snack on fresh, seasonal vegetables.
In 2014, China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation, or CAPIAC, collaborated with CIWF to introduce the “Good Pig” award into China. Chuying Agro-Pastoral Group was the first enterprise to be honored with the award.
Subsequently, under the guidance of CIWF, the Group has continued to improve the welfare standards for its pigs. The Group ensures that during the transportation process, its pigs would not suffer from the bumpiness of roads. Before being slaughtered, they listen to Buddhist scriptures to stay emotionally calm. They are also euthanized instead of inhumanely slaughtered.
“Now, many farmers proactively promote welfare pig farming,” said Wuqun Hou, Vice Chairman of Chuying Agro-Pastoral Group. The concept of welfare animal farming has now become much more widely recognized in Chinese farms.
All information and photos were obtained from Sina.com: http://finance.sina.com.cn/roll/2017-06-29/doc-ifyhryex5412855.shtml
Learn more about the Good Pig Award here: https://www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com/awards/good-pig-award/
Summarized and edited by Riley Peng @ Animal Dialogue