pigs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hardees-end-use-cramped-crates-pork-supply-chain <p>The fast food chain Hardee&rsquo;s says it will stop buying pork from suppliers who use gestation crates &ndash; the cramped metal cages where many industrial pork producers house pregnant sows for most of their adult lives.</p><p>The cages are not much bigger than the pigs themselves, making it difficult for the animals to move or lie down comfortably.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:39:47 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 4075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain