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Livestock Farming Raises Animal Rights Concerns

[Voice of America - audio at full story link]

As large-scale livestock farming spreads throughout the developing
world, so does concern about conditions for the animals raised in
these facilities.

Animal welfare groups in the United States scored big last month when
fast-food giant, McDonald's, and major meat processor, Hormel, agreed
to phase out the use of confining pens for pregnant pigs.

Changes are taking place in countries such as India and Brazil as
well, where several companies have announced they would source their
eggs only from farms that do not use cages.

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