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Another week; more progress against gestation crates. Cracker Barrel announced yesterday with HSUS that it’s the latest food retail giant that’s moving to get rid of gestation crates in its supply chain. Boom.

In response to all of the food retailers HSUS has worked with to move away from gestation crates, one ag trade publication—The Western Producer—just ran an article starting with, “You’d have to have rocks in your head to build a new sow barn with gestating sow stalls.” And Pork mag said these efforts “put a damper” on the latest industry conference. Yet still the pork industry fights… doing the same (while going even further).

Speaking of the pork industry fighting, it’s fighting tooth and nail to kill the federal hen protection legislation. Great week for editorials on the bill though, with USA Today coming out in favor of it and Newsday.

It’s the end of the week! Maybe you feel as tired as this kitten

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