Many years ago pig farmers in Britain spent a fortune on improving animal welfare standards because EU laws demanded it.
Now it turns out that many farmers in Europe failed to do the same. It meant their pork was cheaper and British farmers lost out.
So what's the EU going to do to force European farmers to adopt the standards it recommended 14 years ago?
David Johns reports and speaks to pig farmer David Brown from Meopham, Richard Ashworth MEP and butcher Ian Chatfield. Video footage courtesy of Animal Aid and the EU.
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