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SPAIN, TOWARDS A PIG FACTORY FARM NATION?

In Spain, the pork industry accounts for 37 per cent of total livestock production and for 14 per cent of total agricultural production, generating some €6 million in revenue in 2014.

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Spain is the third largest exporter of pork after China and the United States and has the largest pig population in the EU, 28,3 million animals.

Production and exports are growing as a result of high industry integration and low production costs. But that means that the industry is getting concentrated in just a few hands, with the number of farms diminishing rapidly and farmers facing growing marginalization. And this industry is not being held accountable for its impacts on the environment, workers and communities.