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Hog Watch Manitoba, PO Box 61082, Grant Park, Wpg. Mb R3M 3X8

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WHAT IS HOG WATCH MANITOBA?

Hog Watch Manitoba is a non-profit organization, a coalition of environmentalists, farmers, friends of animals, social justice advocates, scientists and concerned citizens. We are promoting a hog industry in Manitoba that is ethically, environmentally, and economically sustainable. The current intensive style of hog industry is not sustainable for many reasons.

We are promoting alternative housing systems for pigs that includes group housing for breeding sows and straw-based housing for all pigs. We are calling for the phase-out, over the next decade, of all liquid manure and an end to the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics in feed.

Goals: We are asking both the industry and government to end the use of liquid manure systems, with the manure collection pits under barns, to housing for the pigs that is based on solid straw-based flooring for indoors and outdoor pastures when weather permits. This change in basic housing would positively impact the welfare of the pigs, decrease the environmental threats of noxious gases emanating from the pits under the barns and the manure lagoons, decrease the GHG emissions of methane from lagoon sand decrease the need for sub therapeutic antibiotics that contribute to antibiotic resistant super bugs affecting human health.

 

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