The New Year ushered in a new era of comfort for animals on farms across California. Now, veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens must be raised with enough room to extend their limbs. Consumers have come to know the term as, cage-free.
Safeway spokesman Brian Dowling said the chain already buys some pork from producers who are phasing out gestation crates. The Pleasanton-based company has not set a deadline for going completely crate-free.