Because pigs can easily get and spread foot and mouth disease there are special laws relating to the keeping and moving of pigs. These laws are needed and are important in order to safeguard all of our UK farming industry.
Everyone that keeps a pig, including a pet pig, must comply with these laws. If you do not you will be committing an offence.
When a pig is moved on and off its holding the Scottish Government must always be informed. ScotEID gather this information for the Government and you must notify them.
Guidance is available from the Scottish Government which covers all of the legislation you must comply with when keeping or moving pigs.
All owners of animals must treat them in a way that is both humane and suitable for that particular species. Because of the risk of disease spread from pigs there are also laws about what you can feed pigs.
You can contact us if you have either a concern or a questions about farmed animals.