Welcome to Welly Vision; our new online series designed to give you a feet-on-the-ground look at life on RSPCA Assured farms.
Working with food journalist, campaigner, and Food Unwrapped presenter, Kate Quilton, we are answering the questions you have always wanted to know about higher welfare farming.
What is RSPCA Assured? How is it funded? What does the certification mark actually mean for animals? What is the difference between RSPCA Assured and other labels that you see on food packaging?
The first instalment of the series focuses on pigs. So, if you eat bacon, sausages or other pork products, or just want to know more about pig farming, check out the 10-minute micro-documentary below. We also have two shorter 2-minute videos on pork labelling and pig behaviour.
Pig farming in the UK
In our first video, Kate travels to Norfolk to meet Farmer Tim and discuss the challenges of pig farming in the UK. Tim explains the systems that he uses on his farm before Kate meets with RSPCA Assured head of farming, Joe Bailey to find out more about the scheme and what it really means for pig welfare.
The behaviour of pigs
Kate delves into the importance of pigs being able to express their natural behaviours on-farm and finds out what farmers can do to encourage and support this.
Pork product labels explained (coming soon)
It’s easy to be bamboozled by the array of labels that you see on pork products. In this video, Kate and Joe explain the difference between the different logos and phrases you might see on-pack.
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