Factory farms use growth hormones

Factory farming is in rush to raise livestock to slaughter weight as soon as possible. Respect for the animal and nature come way down the list of priorities. As a result factory farms routinely feed growth hormones to the pigs to achieve abnormally fast growth rates and fatter pigs.

Artificial growth enhancers 

Natural pig farming opposes use of growth hormones to artificially accelerate pig growth and weight gain. We believe

  • Natural growth rates is best
  • That good growth is best achieved through having healthy pigs with healthy appetites
  • Feed with good nutrition will ensure good growth
  • Pig meat is safer without chemical contamination
  • Slower growth gives meat better texture and taste
  • Respect for nature is the better way

Natural pig farming v factory farming

Routine feeding of growth hormones

Natural pig farming

Factory farming

Believe high growth rates come from raising pigs in healthy environment with nutritious food

Yes

No

Pork meat is safer for human consumption without use of growth hormones

Yes

No

Natural growth produces better quality meat

Yes

No

Do not feed growth hormones

Yes

No

 

The better way to raise pigs