VION Food Group -Varkensbesluit

In 1994, the Decree on Pigs was implemented. This regulation regulates pig health and welfare (e.g., housing requirements). Revisions to the decree were made, amongst others, in 2002 and 2003.

The Netherlands have stricter legislative demands for animal housing than required by EU legislation (e.g., 1.0 square meter per animal, compared with 0.65 square meter) as laid down in the Decree on pigs (Varkensbesluit), dependent of the weight of the pig.