Posted: 17/11/2017 at 15:45
Although by nature pigs are omnivores and in the wild they will eat flesh it is totally illegal for pigs to be fed meat of any kind - below is an extract from a Food Standards Agency online publication
Pigs are omnivores, and in the past their diets included meat and meat products. However, this - and the feeding of catering waste as swill - is now prohibited because of the potential for spreading disease (particularly foot-and-mouth). Pig diets typically include cereal grains, oilseed meals, and other by-products of the human food industry. Pigs reared outdoors may also be fed root crops such as swedes, turnips and mangolds. There is more liquid feeding of pigs than other species of farmed livestock."
It is perfectly fine for pig manure to be used on the veg patch/allotment ... my family and many other people that I know have been doing it all our lives.
Anyone aware of anyone feeding pigs any meat of any type, cooked or raw or other animal matter should report it to DEFRA immediately.
DEFRA Helpline (03459 33 55 77) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Last edited: 17 November 2017 15:48:59