Ban Gestation Crates in NJ

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Take Action to Ban Gestation Crates in New Jersey

Help end the unnecessary and cruel confinement of mother pigs and baby calves.

Most mother pigs used by the pork industry are confined in gestation crates, metal cages so small the pigs are nearly immobilized. They can’t even turn around or take more than a step forward or backward. Because of the lack of movement, their muscles and bones deteriorate. These intelligent animals are denied any mental stimulation. Many become neurotic and engage in repetitive coping behaviors, such as constantly biting the metal bars in front of them. Veal crates immobilize baby calves in similar ways. Within days or even hours of birth, calves raised for veal are taken away from their mothers and locked in cages so tiny the calves can barely move. A5236/S3401 would ban cruel gestation and veal crates in New Jersey and allow mother pigs and baby calves enough space to turn around freely, lie down, stand up and fully extend their limbs.

Perpetual confinement in gestation crates is so cruel that ten U.S. states, Canada and the European Union have outlawed this abuse. Smithfield Foods, the nation’s largest pig producer, and Hormel Foods, maker of SPAM, are reducing their use of gestation crates. McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Denny’s, Cracker Barrel, Compass Group, Tim Hortons, Sonic, Kroger, Kraft Foods and Safeway are just some of the companies that are prohibiting crates in their supply chains. It's time for New Jersey to take action.

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Donate to save countless pigs from the cruelty of gestation crates.

STEP 1: Make Phone Calls to Key NJ District Constituents

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