Code of Ethics

Members of our registry are held to the highest standards in their interactions with GOS buyers and other GOS breeders. As a united organization, we adhere to the following Code of Ethics.

If you become a member of GOSPBU you agree to the following statements…

As a member of Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders United I will:

  1. Demonstrate a high standard of integrity in all activities related to my GOS pigs, and the GOSPBU;
  2. Provide to all GOS pigs under my care, a high standard of animal husbandry;
  3. Maintain an organized and clear GOS pig identification system adopted by the GOSPBU on my farm.
  4. Maintain accurate detailed farrowing records that insure confidence in the pedigree of all GOS pigs submitted for registration.
  5. Register only GOS pigs of quality, which meet the standards of confirmation specified by the GOSPBU.
  6. Ensure all transactions regarding GOS pigs are executed with fairness and openness.
  7. Be prompt in accurately registering, recording and transferring of all breeding animals.
  8. Act as a representative of GOSPBU. I will educate breeding stock customers about the characteristics of GOS pigs and the policies and services offered by the GOSPBU, including use of the GOSPBU website.
  9. Make decisions which support long-term viability of the GOS breed, its producers, and their customers.
  10. Support and uphold the bylaws and standards of GOSPBU.