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McDonald’s To Phase Out Gestation Grates

On Monday of this week, McDonald’s announced that they will now require U.S. pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation crates. In a press release by the Humane Society of the United States, Dan Gorsky, the senior vice presidents of McDonald’s North American Supply Chain Managment said, “McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future. There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows… McDonald’s wants to see the end of sow confinement in gestation stalls in our supply chain.” This step by McDonald’s has been called an ‘earthquake’ in the pig business,  but some animal rights activists feel that McDonald’s isn’t doing enough to improve their animal welfare standards.

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