Smithfield says 70% of sows in group housing, not crates

The world’s largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods Inc, says more than 70 percent of its pregnant sows are in group housing, part of a shift from so-called sow crates that limit their movement, says Associated Press. Smithfield plans to phase out the crates in the United States by 2017 and internationally by 2022, said AP. The Humane… » Read More

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