UNDERCOVER AT SMITHFIELD FOODS
This absolutely disgusts me. I literally want to vomit after watching this. How cruel and inhumane. Don’t get me wrong I will eat meat on occasion (not pork or beef), but the meat I eat is local and the animals have been raised in the best environment possible and treated humanely.
I will warn those of you who are squeamish that this video does show pigs in a terrible state. But strongly suggest that you watch anyway. It’s better to know than not. People need to be educated on where exactly they’re getting their meat, because if I were to find out that this is what I was putting not only in my body, but in the bodies of my family as well…I would NOT be very happy.
“Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork producer, said Thursday it plans to end the practice of keeping pregnant hogs at the company's farms in small metal crates.
The Smithfield, Va.-based company, which has been criticized for continuing to breed sows in gestation crates that severely restrict the animals' movement, said it will phase out the use of gestation crates at its facilities by 2017. By the end of this year, the company said that 30 percent of the sows at its farms will be in group housing rather than the crates.
"(Our customers) want us to do that, and we've heard them loud and clear," CEO Larry Pope said in a conference call with investors regarding its second-quarter financial results. "This company is going to do what's in the best interest of the business and the best interest of our customers."
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