AASV Position Statement: Pig Welfare During Stop Movement Situations

In stop movement situations, it is important to do what is right for the pigs. Stop movements can cause animal welfare issues.

We acknowledge that in certain situations, stop movements are in the best interest to protect the health and welfare of the larger swine population and food supply. Stop movement situations with indefinite time frames will cause welfare issues.

In considering these stop movement decisions, we encourage plans that keep the pigs’ welfare at the forefront of decision making.

Approved by the AASV Board of Directors on April 1, 2020.