WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY CERTIFIED

The Winnipeg Humane Society Certified program promotes humane farming practices
that assure animals a decent quality of life. The WHS standards included:

  • No hormones or antibiotics added to the feed. The inclusion of antibiotics in feed is standard practice in the pork industry for promoting growth
    and preventing disease in confined and crowded groups of animals.
  • No chronic confinement of animals. The use of metal sow stalls is standard practice in the pork industry.
  • Sufficient space for animals to live a more natural life. Most sows in Manitoba are confined for most of their lives inside metal stalls just 2 feet
    wide by 7 feet long.
  • Animals must be housed on straw or other natural materials and have access to natural light. Manitoba's large hog barns have steel or concrete floors with no straw, only slats to drain excrement into cesspools below.
  • Must pass inspection by a member of the Independent Organic Inspectors Association, an international body of professional farm
    inspectors operating independently of the Winnipeg Humane Society.
    Canadian regulations do not require animal welfare inspections of
    livestock farms.

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