Just as Another Undercover Video Released, Another Retailer Plans to Go Stall-Free

It seems the list of retailers and restaurants asking suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls is growing every day. Costco is the latest. On Tuesday – they gave the group Mercy for Animals a letter they were sending to pork suppliers urging a phase-out of the crates by 2022. That came as Mercy for Animals was preparing to release an undercover video of one of Costco’s suppliers. According to Mercy for Animals – an investigation at a Christensen Farms facility in Minnesota between December of 2011 and March of 2012 provides a shocking look into blatant animal abuse. But an independent panel of scientists at The Center for Food Integrity reviewed the video and concluded there were no signs of animal abuse or neglect. The animal-care experts said the sows were clean, free of lesions, calm and in good condition.

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