The European Commission and representatives of European pig farmers, meat industry, traders, retailers, scientists and NGO's committed themselves to plan to voluntarily end surgical castration of pigs in Europe by January 1st, 2018.
In the EU many different views on this issue exist. To exchange knowledge and facts and identify solutions in the various countries, a conference is organized: ‘Boars heading for 2018'. This international conference takes place on November 30th and December 1st and 2nd, 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More information about the issue, the conference, and an application form is published at http://www.boars2018.com
Source: LEI - Wageningen University and Research Centre