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July 2012 Archive for Livestock Today

RSS By: Sara Brown, Beef Today

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HSUS Hogs Facebook

Jul 27, 2012
Minutes after a photo of a pig, in an admittedly small, gestation crate and a poor choice of words comment from National Pork Producers Council, hundreds of comments from people have ensued today on Humane Society of America’s facebook post.
 FB HSUS gestation 7 27
All about a practice that was started to defend animals from the very cause it was charged with. Gestation crates were designed to help farmers protect sows during a natural aggressive state—when they have been weaned and are resting before being bred again.
 
Never mind that animals housed in confinement are fed better nutrition than "free-range" (go find it yourself) diets, and are able to have more healthy baby pigs.
 
A video put together by Kansas State University tells us more:
 

 
I’ve been seeing so many ag advocates use photos and words to spread positive messages about agriculture. Unfortunately, those who do not agree with agriculture practices can use the same tools. Don’t think that farmers don’t care about their animals. Nothing is farther from the truth. 
 
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