ConAgra lends support to phasing out of gestation crates
ConAgra Foods Inc. has issued the following statement regarding the use of gestation housing for sows by pork producers:
"As part of our long-standing commitment to the humane treatment and handling of animals, ConAgra Foods supports the elimination of gestation stall housing for sows. We are asking our pork suppliers to present actionable plans by 2017 that address both the elimination of gestation stalls and creation of traceability systems within the pork supply chain. We recognize that implementing a phase-out may be a long-term process, and could take up to 10 years. ConAgra Foods intends to continue working with pork suppliers who share our commitment to the best animal welfare and handling practices."
Source: ConAgra Foods Inc.