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Target to pork suppliers: phase out cramped sow pens

Target Corp. is the latest major food company to tell its pork suppliers to stop using cramped stalls for confining pregnant sows by 2022, the Associated Press reports.
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Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is the latest major food company to tell its pork suppliers to stop using cramped stalls for confining pregnant sows in the next decade, the Associated Press reports.

Reporting from Iowa earlier this month, the New York Times reported that hog farmers are under increasing pressure from corporate pork buyers and animal rights groups to put sows in bigger group pens.

The Pork Network explores the issue: group pens or individual gestation crates.

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