RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast

How a supermarket can lead the way in improving pig welfare. With James Whittaker from Coles

August 13, 2019 RSPCA Australia Season 1 Episode 6
RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast
How a supermarket can lead the way in improving pig welfare. With James Whittaker from Coles
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RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast
How a supermarket can lead the way in improving pig welfare. With James Whittaker from Coles
Aug 13, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
RSPCA Australia

Brian Daly interviews Coles’ Head of Quality and Responsible Sourcing, James Whittaker, to find out more about what Coles is doing to improve animal welfare, particularly with their free-range pork suppliers. 

Coles Free Range Pork comes from pigs raised to the RSPCA’s animal welfare standards. These standards are comprehensive, publicly available and focus on ensuring that the physical and behavioural needs of the pigs are well provided for. 

Pigs are smart, social creatures and giving them the physical space and ability to express their natural behaviours is a key part of ensuring they’re happy and healthy.

All RSPCA Approved pork comes from Australian farms, with Coles Free Range Pork sourced from southwest Western Australia. 

Key points:

-          Journey for Coles to have free range RSPCA Approved pork 

-          What happens on the free range RSPCA Approved pork farms that supply Coles 

-          Welfare benefits for pigs on RSPCA Approved farms 

-          Other responsible sourcing initiatives from Coles 

Further links:

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/ 

https://kb.rspca.org.au/article-categories/pigs/ 

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/2018/05/02/6-reasons-to-choose-rspca-approved-pork-at-coles 

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/2018/02/08/meet-people-farms-behind-coles-free-range-pork 

Show Notes

Brian Daly interviews Coles’ Head of Quality and Responsible Sourcing, James Whittaker, to find out more about what Coles is doing to improve animal welfare, particularly with their free-range pork suppliers. 

Coles Free Range Pork comes from pigs raised to the RSPCA’s animal welfare standards. These standards are comprehensive, publicly available and focus on ensuring that the physical and behavioural needs of the pigs are well provided for. 

Pigs are smart, social creatures and giving them the physical space and ability to express their natural behaviours is a key part of ensuring they’re happy and healthy.

All RSPCA Approved pork comes from Australian farms, with Coles Free Range Pork sourced from southwest Western Australia. 

Key points:

-          Journey for Coles to have free range RSPCA Approved pork 

-          What happens on the free range RSPCA Approved pork farms that supply Coles 

-          Welfare benefits for pigs on RSPCA Approved farms 

-          Other responsible sourcing initiatives from Coles 

Further links:

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/ 

https://kb.rspca.org.au/article-categories/pigs/ 

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/2018/05/02/6-reasons-to-choose-rspca-approved-pork-at-coles 

https://rspcaapproved.org.au/2018/02/08/meet-people-farms-behind-coles-free-range-pork