Piglet Jackpot is sterilized as well – WITH local anesthetics
Due to the requirement of castration in a pet sanctuary (animal shelter), our piglet Jackpot unfortunately can´t stay out of this surgical procedure. However he´ll be sterilized with local anesthetic. Sadly, this is not common usage in Europe, where most pigs are sterilized without anesthetic. With full sensation of pain, 250.000 piglets in the EU are cut in and their testicles are cut off – daily. This was criticised by the scientific committee of the european commission already in 2004, because according to their report this procedure causes aching pain to the animals.
So, anesthesia in the EU could also look like this:
As a reminder, here is again the video, which shows daily life in the breeding of piglets: