Safeway Announces Plans for Gestation Crate-Free Supply Chain

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On May 7, Safeway, the second largest grocery chain in the United States, announced that they will begin formulating plans to move toward being a gestation crate-free supply chain. Mercy for Animals, an organization against animal suffering, has praised Safeway for acknowledging that the practice is cruel, and needs to be phased out. With this announcement, Safeway is taking a positive step toward animal welfare.