McDonalds Makes Positive Move to Help Sows

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The McDonald’s Corporation said on Monday that it would begin working with its pork suppliers to phase out the use of so-called gestational crates, the tiny stalls in which sows are housed while pregnant. Animal rights advocates have singled out the crates, known as sow stalls, as inhumane, and several states have moved to ban or restrict their use not only in pork production, but also in the production of eggs and veal.

More Clarity About Family Farms

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In " Move to Limit 'Factor Farms' Gains Momentum " in today's New York Times , we learn that farmers in Ohio have agreed to phase out gestation crates within 15 years and veal crates by 2017. I work with the hogs every day, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with gestation crates,” he said. Irv Bell's farm is a family farm. It's also a factory farm. And all of those are implicit in "farm."

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Thus far, the state ballot initiatives and agreements that will expand space for chickens (as well as for gestating pigs and veal calves) are really very minor. At our farm sanctuary, we see how much chickens rescued from factory farms delight in these experiences. 15, 2010 The writers are co-founders of Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary To the Editor: Re “ A Hen’s Space to Roost ” (Week in Review, Aug.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. To learn more about Arizona's precedent-setting victory for farm animals, see here.

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