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McDonald’s to End Gestation Crate Use

McDonald's to End Gestation Crate Use

Yet another huge meat purchaser, McDonald’s, has made the commitment to end the use of gestation crates for pigs.

While this won’t fully take effect until 2022 (10 years away!) at least it is a step in the right direction.  In many news articles Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society, is quoted as saying: “We wish the company planned to get rid of these crates tomorrow, but we understand the logistical challenges involved in making such significant improvements.”  Change can be slow, but is glad that progress is at least underway.

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