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Pig farmer faces animal welfare charges

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Feb. 19, 2019

A pig farmer in canton Thurgau will face criminal charges after inspectors found that over 2,000 piglets had been castrated without anesthesia and by someone not qualified to carryout the procedure.

Pixabay Pig farmer faces animal welfare charges

It was also found the instruments being used had not been cleaned and the animals were being kept in unhygienic conditions.

The farmer had appealed to the Federal Court following a lower court ruling he had broken animal welfare laws.

The high court agreed he had – now he faces being fined by the cantonal veterinary office.

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