„Pork industry flack gestation crate ban= show“ MoJo


http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

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Mother Jones

Hogwash: Big Ag’s Ban on Caging Pregnant Pigs Is Just For Show

Major pork producers claim they’ll phase out confining gestation crates—but a veteran industry flack says that’ll happen when pigs fly.

By | Tue Mar. 26, 2013 3:00 AM PDT


Among all the various dodgy aspects of factory-style meat production, the use of tight cages to confine pregnant female pigs surely ranks among the most awful. The hog industry isn’t keen on displaying this practice to the public, but in 2010, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) planted a camera-toting undercover investigator in a hog facility run by Smithfield Foods, the globe’s largest hog producer and pork processor. You can read the report here [1], but you can’t beat the video for sheer visceral effect:….read more:

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