Across Europe millions of sows are suffering in silence. They are spending almost their entire lives in cramped, barren sow stalls and this cruelty has to end.

The EU ban on the sow stall is set to take effect from 1 January 2013 but some EU nations say they are not going to be ready on time even though the law was adopted back in 2001.

These countries have had more than a decade to prepare for the ban and we simply cannot allow this vital law to be ignored. This piece of legislation has the potential to help millions of pigs and we must act now to make sure this crucial piece of animal welfare legislation is enforced right across Europe.

Today, we need you to send a message to the organisations that represent farmers in these ill-prepared countries urging them to ensure their members are not only aware of the ban, but that they are taking action to comply with it.

These organisations represent tens of thousands of farmers across Europe and the welfare of millions of pigs is in their hands. View the list of recipients here. Please complete your details below to demand that the members of these organisations comply with the ban on time and in full.

Send our message to the leaders of farmers’ organisations in nations that won’t be ready on time for the sow stall ban*

The deadline for the full implementation of Directive 2008/120/EC on the protection of pigs: group housing of sows is 1st January 2013.

Please click here to sign:-http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=15267&ea.url.id=92490&ea.campaigner.email=KmIGskm9q9s8Id8OlpmXxz%2BUx%2F5a9CUY&ea_broadcast_target_id=0