Last fall, California passed Prop 2, otherwise known as the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which will do away with small crates and cages for animals like chickens, calves and pigs who weren’t previously allowed to enjoy the simple ability to move around or even stretch.
While Prop2 won’t go into effect until 2015, its passage is still seen as a victory for farm animals, and has led to greater public awareness regarding the ways farm animals are treated, along with leading to changes being made in other states.
Maine has just passed a bill that will ban veal and gestation crates making it the sixth state in the U.S. that doesn’t allow for extreme confinement of farm animals.
Additionally, legislation is pending in other states to end confinement of farm animals, and you can help.
Send a letter through Farm Sanctuary to representatives in New York, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to ask that animals be provided with the simple ability to turn around, stretch and lie down.