CINCINNATI — After consulting with animal welfare experts, Kroger has asked its pork suppliers to speed up their transition to gestation-crate free housing for sows, the retailer announced on Monday. “Kroger believes that a gestation crate-free environment is more humane and that the pork industry should work toward gestation crate-free housing for pregnant sows,” Kroger said in a news release, noting the transition is already occurring in the Kroger supply chain and ...

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