(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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