(ASSOCIATED PRESS) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The president of an organization leading the fight against cramped cages for pregnant pigs said Tuesday that he is seeking a spot on Tyson Food Inc.’s board of directors to put more pressure on the nation’s second-largest pork processor to abandon the crates.
Ending the use of so-called gestation crates has been a top priority for the Humane Society of the United States, which has helped convince companies including McDonald's, Burger King and Safeway to pledge to move away from buying pork from farms that use the cages.
Wayne Pacelle, the animal-welfare organization’s president and CEO, acknowledged he has a remote chance of being elected to Tyson’s board, but he said he would add a valuable perspective to the Springdale, Ark.-based company if he were successful.
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