Carnival cruise line to eliminate gestation stalls

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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MIAMI – Carnival Corp. plans to eliminate gestation stalls from its pork supply chain, according to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

In a statement on the HSUS web site, a Carnival executive said the company plans to phase out pork sourced from suppliers that use gestation stalls for pregnant sows in 10 years.

“Carnival Corporation & plc supports the pork industry’s movement away from gestation crates and will work to ensure that our own pork supply is free of these cages by 2022,” said James Van Langen, vice president of management systems for Carnival Corp. & plc.

HSUS applauded the announcement.

“Carnival knows that one thing people don’t leave at home when they go on vacation is their concern for animals,” said Matthew Prescott, food policy director for The HSUS. “People simply don’t support the lifelong confinement of animals in cages so small they can’t even turn around, and it’s both an ethical decision and good business move for Carnival to recognize that.”

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