Animal advocates criticise castration more than any other issue when it comes to the intensive farming of pigs. Why? Because piglets are castrated when they are just a few days old, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, without anaesthetic. This means that their testes are removed whilst they are fully conscious and able to feel the pain. This happens around the world. And laws allow it.
Around 250,000 piglets are castrated without anaesthetic every day in the EU alone.
We want to see what this is like.
Through interviews and contributions from experts, we will also be approaching the question of whether or not there is an alternative.