:hi: ..Kenny.!! Long-time-no-see. BUT,
don't think I'll be watching the cam much. I HATE
to see the animal penned-in like that .
It's nice to see you back though.
i know,, this pen is for the mother while she is giving birth or nursing only.. otherwise they are free. It was written on the site that this pen structure is around her so she can't harm herself or the piglets. so i think it is not just to restrain her against her will as tight as possible. they are running about and the piglets are running in the little piglet kindergarden with the yellow ball :)
so they are not really stressed about the pen.
they actually pointed out on the site, that they were trying to create as stress free environment for the pigs as possible.
"Heaolusigadel, keda näitame ka Notsuveebis, on võrreldes tavasigadega kasutada kolm kliimaruumi: magamisala, söömisala ja veranda ehk pidev väljapääs õue, kokku üle pooleteist korra rohkem sulupinda tavasigalatega võrreldes. Kliimat reguleerivad sigalas spetsiaalsed klapid. Sigadel on pidev vaba juurdepääs vanusele vastava kvaliteediga söödale. Selline pidamisviis tagab sigadele stressivaba üleskasvamise."
^-- says that the pigs, who are not nursing, have three rooms with climate control: sleeping area, eating area and porch --from where the pigs can go outside at all times. and quality feed.
also they have like warming lights O_o
well i just tryed to explain that this site actually is trying to make better living environment for the pigs than ususal.
but you don't have to watch :P i just liked Babe and thought it is cool to see 2 week old piglets running around :P