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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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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

Ric Ohge - Belmond, IA
Actually they're fed GMO Corn, Feed Mixes that may include the renderings from dead animals, heavy doses of Antibiotics and Growth Hormones. American COFA Meats now have so much of them, a friend of mine has a granddaughter, age six going into premature menarche. She's likely sterile, but if not, should be able to get pregnant in 3rd Grade. Nice. Then most still imprison pigs, not only in the above-mentioned crates, but in environments that you can't walk into without a full respirator mask and goggles...and yes, this example stands less than ten miles from here, so the examples cited are from experience, not Facebook "Propaganda".
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