Officials at Hormel Foods have confirmed reports that the Minnesota-based firm plans to phase out the use of sow gestation crates by 2017.
“The breeding sows at our company-owned farms in Arizona will be transitioning to group sow housing by the end of summer 2012. We will also be making the transition at our farms in Colorado before 2018....More
Arizona’s Proposition 204 will appear on the general election ballot on Nov. 7. It would amend the Arizona criminal code to make it a class 1 misdemeanor to use sow gestation stalls except in the seven days prior to expected farrowing....More