McDonalds Makes Positive Move to Help Sows

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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. McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future,” Dan Gorsky, senior vice president for supply chain management for McDonald’s North America, said in a statement.

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Animal Ethics

Horses slaughtered in America today go not to feed the poor and the hungry but to satisfy the esoteric palates of wealthy diners in Europe and Japan. The issue is not whether slaughtering horses is un-American, but that it is inhumane and wholly unnecessary. March 5, 2007 The writer is an owner of Fasig-Tipton , North America’s oldest thoroughbred auction house. Hope Ryden New York, March 5, 2007 The writer is the author of a book about America’s last wild horses