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Smithfield Foods Phases Out Sow Gestation Crates

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is serious about making its supply chain more humane. Murphy-Brown LLC, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is well on its way to phasing out sow gestation crates. In 2014, 71.4 percent of Murphy-Brown’s company owned farms in the U.S. transitioned to group housing. The company increased the amount of pregnant sows in group housing systems by almost 20 percent from 2013.

You Reap What You Sow: Top Food Companies Ban Cruel Gestation Crates

"Their suffering is intense, widespread, expanding, systematic and socially sanctioned. And the victims are unable to organize in defence of their own interests." -- Henry Spira, founder, Animal Rights International

Canadian Retailers to Ban Sow Gestation Crates

Eight major Canadian retailers are dropping sow gestation crates from their supply chain.

ConAgra Foods Takes Socially Responsible Step To Improve Animal Welfare

ConAgra gets socially responsible with animals and asks suppliers to phase out gestation crates.

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