Animal Welfare and Biosafety Technical Regulation INTERPORC ANIMAL WELFARE SPAIN ensures compliance with the “Five Freedoms” of animal welfare established by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE):
Freedom from hunger, malnutrition and thirst
Freedom from fear and distress
Freedom from heat stress or physical discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury and disease
Freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour
8 CONTROL AREAS
Likewise, these principles must be accomplished in the 8 control areas established: feeding, cleaning and disinfection, housing, animal health, behaviour, handling, control of farms and animals and control in the abattoir, and in all phases of the production process from gestation and rearing, fattening, transport, slaughter and manufacturing.