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Pigs in gestation crates | by Farm Sanctuary
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Pigs in gestation crates

Female pigs used for breeding (called 'breeding sows' by industry) are confined most of their lives in 'gestation crates' which are so small that they cannot even turn around. The pigs' basic needs are denied, and they experience severe physical and psychological disorders.


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Taken on January 3, 2008