Animal rights activists have made a lot of stink about the use of maternity pens, also known as farrowing crates or gestation stalls, for pregnant pigs. They claim that it is cruel to put the sows in the gestation stalls and to keep them separated from other pigs.
But have you ever wondered what veterinarians think of the practice? You might be surprised.
Check out this video featuring veterinarians discussing the practice:
Be sure to also check out this article from Wanda at Minnesota Farm Living to get the perspective of a hog farmer and why they chose to use maternity pens on their farm.