Pork Industry Statements*

Although animal activist groups largely criticize use of gestation crates, pork producers support their use of the confinement system because they claim that the animals are protected from external factors such as rough weather and parasites. In addition, pork producers claim that because pigs are aggressive animals, there is a greater probability that dominant animals can injure and withhold food from the weaker ones.

Like the dairy farming industries, the National Pork Producers Council asserts that the livelihoods of pork producers depend on the welfare of their livestock. Therefore, it would not make sense to do anything that would hinder the well-being of their animals.

*The information outlined above was gathered from the National Pork Producers Council.