Thirteen EU member states are now sow stall ban compliant, according to a report from the European Commission. European Union animal welfare legislation banning sow stalls went into effect on January 1, 2013.

Compliant member states include Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. 


The European Commission is investigating nine countries in accordance with the partial sow stall ban. Infringement procedures are in process against nine member states and six remaining member states are still under investigation, according to the commission.