Room to Move

Domesticated pigs have been around for thousands of years. Gestation crates, which are small metal cages used to permanently immobilize pregnant sows, have been a standard industry practice for just about 40 years. Yet industrial-style pork producers actually want to mislead Americans into thinking that extreme confinement of sows is somehow necessary for their health—a point they asserted in a weekend New York Times article that amplified their view that if pigs are allowed to move, they could get injured.

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