In yet another step in the right direction, the national supermarket chain Safeway announced yesterday that they plan to phase out all pork products from suppliers who use gestation crates. In case you don’t already know, gestation crates are tiny 2×7 foot enclosures where many breeding sows (female pigs) spend most of their lives. They are unable to even turn around! In the wake of Burger King’s similar announcement, FARMetarian.com is thrilled to see these major players moving in the right direction. It’s our hope that other major food chains follow suit. We might be a very long way from an entirely cruelty-free system, but every little bit helps!