People who care for pigs rescued from factory farms agree that farrowing crates rob pigs of natural motherhood. And pig mothers can be very loving and protective of their babies.
"In Farm Sanctuary's 30-year history of rescuing mother pigs, we've found them to be nurturing, caring mothers, who do not crush or otherwise harm their babies," Baur said. "Like other factory farming equipment, the farrowing crate reflects an attitude that commodifies sentient life and treats living feeling creatures like inanimate production units."
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