Animals

Tail-docking

Tail-docking

The Commission has developed various activities to prevent routine tail docking:

Cutting the need for tail docking - leaflet

Reducing Tail Docking - Best Practice - videos

Finland

This video is in Finnish (Suomi) with subtitles in the following languages:

Italy

This video is in Italian (Italiano) with subtitles in the following languages:

Recommendation

Commission recommendation (EU) 2016/336 of 8 March 2016 on the application of Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs as regards measures to reduce the need for tail-docking

Staff working document

Staff working document on best practices with a view to the prevention of routine tail-docking and the provision of enrichment materials to pigs [SWD(2016)49 final] Following the adoption of the Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/336 as regards measures to reduce the need for tail-docking, the staff working document provides useful tools to a harmonised understanding on how the provision of manipulable material and avoidance of tail-docking can be practically achieved.