SMITHFIELD, Va. -- In a move praised by animal rights activists, Smithfield Foods, the world‘s largest pork processor and hog producer, yesterday announced plans to phase out “gestation stalls” at all of its 187 U.S. sow farms over the course of the next decade, ultimately replacing the crates with animal-friendly group housing pens. "While this will be a significant financial commitment for our company over the next 10 years, we believe it's the right thing to do," Smithfield Chief ...

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