The legal requirements related to transport of pigs can be found in Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations.
The requirements presented here are particularly related to pig welfare concerning climate control and space allowance during transport.
Accordingly, they are structured around the following four areas, although they do not always uniquely associate with one area:
- General conditions, plus documentation & planning
- Climate control
- Climate control, long journeys
- Space allowance
Listed requirements are citing the literal text of the regulation and are not comprehensive. Moreover, there might be stricter national legislation in place. A more detailed description on the specific requirements (as paraphrases from the regulation) is given in the review of climate control and space allowance during transport of pigs.