The current scientific literature contains excellent reviews and articles on specific aspects of pig production and farm animal welfare. This book is intended to be a reference text that covers all aspects of pig production, on the basis of scientific results. This work is one of the most easy-to-understand scientific reviews on animal welfare currently available, with over 700 specific references to animal welfare. All aspects of animal welfare with respect to pigs are discussed, from genetic selection and breeding to transportation and slaughter. This work was written by scientific experts renowned for their knowledge and work in the area of pig welfare. Their common goal was to provide an in-depth review and empirical assessment of pig production concepts, knowledge and techniques in use today. The authors also had a practical goal to explain, through scientific examples, how improving animal welfare increases profitability. This work is intended for academics, researchers, students, animal welfare associations, industry and anyone involved in the production chain or concerned about the welfare of pigs being raised on farms.