Gestation Crates in New Jersey
Make N.J. the 10th state to ban the worst kind of pig confinement
Earlier this year, New Jersey’s legislature voted to ban confining breeding pigs in gestation crates, metal cages so small the pigs can’t even turn around. The bill, S 1921, won overwhelming bipartisan support (60-5 in the Assembly and 29-4 in the Senate) and the backing of more than 90 percent of New Jersey residents.
Sadly, the governor vetoed this bill, but we can still make the cruel confinement of mother pigs illegal in New Jersey by asking lawmakers to vote for it one more time.
Pigs locked in crates are essentially immobilized for their entire lives. They are forcibly impregnated, made to churn out litter after litter, and suffer muscle and joint deterioration and crippling pain. Because these inquisitive, social animals are denied mental stimulation, many perform coping behaviors such as constantly biting the metal bars.
Pigs are smarter than dogs, man’s best friend! So why should we make them live their entire lives in a space that’s equivalent to us as an airline seat?
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Let’s Hit the Beach!
Want to do even more for pigs in NJ? This weekend we* have been invited by the Humane Society of the United States to come canvas with them! All expenses paid.
*(We haven’t had time to draw up contracts or anything, so anyone who is attending is doing so as an individual and does not represent GW in any way).
Let us know if you’re interested! We will give you all of the details and organize carpooling.