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McDonald's makes 'animal-friendly' request of pork suppliers

(CNN) - McDonald's has asked its pork suppliers to stop keeping pregnant pigs in tiny crates.

The fast-food giant says larger cages will benefit the pigs' overall well-being.

Animal activist groups who have criticized the pig cages are applauding the decision.

The move could have a bigger impact on U.S. pork production, a 97 billion dollar industry.

That's coming from the National Pork Producers Council.  

No word from them, yet, on the financial impact from the announcement.

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