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  • Jun 28, 2013

    Common Sense Prevails in East Coast Gestation Stall Decisions

    Good news is always appreciated, and the common sense displayed by governmental officials in both New York and New Jersey this month is positive for pork producers. On Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have banned the use of sow stalls. The legislation had been pushed by animal rights groups. Earlier this month, the New York Legislature refused to pass legislation banning gestation stalls....More
  • Dr. Temple Grandin.
    May 10, 2013

    Temple Grandin Guides Video Tour Behind “Glass Walls” of Pork Processing Plant

    This week the American Meat Institute (AMI) released a video tour of a pork slaughter plant hosted by leading animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University....More
  • Canadian retailers wish to move to alternative sow housing.
    May 3, 2013

    Do Producers Truly have Choices When it Comes to Animal Care?

    This week the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) reported that many of the largest supermarket companies across the border have decided to stop procuring pork produced in systems that use gestation stalls. The new procurement specifications will be phased in over the next nine years by retailers including Costco Canada, Wal-Mart Canada, Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Co-op Atlantic and Federated Co-operatives. The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) responded by saying producers will continue to focus on their first priority, which is the welfare of their animals, while working on a new set of animal care standards....More
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