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Table 1 Percentage of pigs tail docked and pigs provided suitable enrichment material (mean, max and min) in relation to the pig population in the 24 countries surveyed

From: ‘Phasing out pig tail docking in the EU - present state, challenges and possibilities’

Country
(number of usable answers)
Tail-docked Enrichment material Pig populationa
  Mean % (range) Mean % (range)  
Austria (2) 92.5 (90–95) 60 (30–90) 2792
Belgium (7) 97 (95–100) 78 (10–100) 6176
Czech (1) 90 60 1479
Denmark (1) 98 97 12,281
Estonia (1) 45 90 266
Finland (2) 1.5 (0–3) 85 (72–98) 1197
France (5) 95 (85–99) 72 (10–99) 12,793
Germany (3) 89 (80–99) 95 (90–99) 27,376
Hungary (1) 70 40 2907
Italy (4) 94.5 (90–100) 44 (30–70) 8477
Ireland (2) 97.5 (96–99) 46 (16–76) 1527
Latvia (1) 90 10 336
Luxembourg (1) 95 95 95
Malta (1) 56 45 41
Netherlands (5) 91.8 (88–97) 52.4 (25–100) 11,881
Norway (1) 0 60 1644
Poland (2) 95 55 (20–90) 11,107
Romania (2) 100 (100) 87.5 (75–100) 4707
Serbia (1) 60 60 3200
Slovakia (1) 98 20 585
Spain (5) 94.6 (90–98) 39.4 (5–100) 29,231
Sweden (4) 0 97,25 (90–99) 1471
Switzerland (2) 2.5 (0–5) 90 (80–100) 1442
UK (2) 84 (70–98) 91.75 (89–100) 4538
Europe-24 total pig population 77% (median = 95%) 67% (median = 76%) 147,549
  1. aPig population (thousands of heads) Eurostat data 2016, Switzerland Knoema, Serbian statistical office