Pigs in Distress loses lawsuit against supermarket Dirk

Pigs in Distress loses lawsuit against supermarket Dirk

Group of Pigs in Need has a legal case on animal welfare against supermarket chain Dirk lost. The court in Noord-Holland be Wednesday all of the claims.

The grocery store was sued because suppliers do not comply with the law would keep up with the production of pork, and the keeping of cattle. The dierenwelzijnsorganisatie demanded that Dirk in the short term, this would stop the purchasing of “illegally produced meat” and switch over to meat at least one star Better Life hallmark. According to the court, however, there are no violations committed.

“Dirk is doing well in the area of animal welfare and this award strengthens us in it”, responding to Marcel Huizing, director Dirk van den Broek. Dirk is according to him one of the best performing supermarkets in the field of sustainable sold pork.

Pigs in Distress maintains that there is a lot wrong with Dutch pigs and the way to deal with animals. Supermarkets are according to the organization responsible for the suffering in pig houses. The action group intends to appeal.


According to Pigs in Need in 2013 agreed that all pork from 2016 a hallmark of the Cspa must have. Not true, says Dirk, the meat must become more sustainable but a label is nothing agreed.

Also in other supermarkets is still pork no label sold, but Dirk and Jumbo score worse than most other supermarkets, introduced the dierenwelzijnsorganisatie after its own investigation in January 2016.

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