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Oregon Bans Gestation Crates

Animals  (tags: good news, oregon bans gestation crates, pig cruelty, prisons, cramped, suffering, sows, mothering )

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The state of Oregon has become the first to ban the use of gestation crates for breeding pigs through representative government in the US. This legislation prohibits a particularly inhumane method of confining animals on factory farms. The measure


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Susan d (61)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 9:18 am
Way to go, Oregon!

Brenda H (29)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 12:14 am

Samantha O (374)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 1:52 am
Thank you so much Simone. This has been my pet project for some time now as I cannot bear the thought of these intelligent animals being mind-numbingly and endlessly confined without any regard for their welfare. Where I live more and more of these horrible sheds are popping up in groups of 6 - 12 with houses very close to the sheds which says to me that there must be little or no odour escaping from the sheds. Many people are under the false impression that these sheds contain chickens. Very insidious in its inception and guise. The general public seem to accept chicken sheds so making pig sheds look similar draws less attention because there is no fuss about the chicken sheds to speak of. I just keep chipping away and eventually there wont be any. In the meantime the suffering of all these poor beings is extreme and wrong.

Colleen H (152)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 2:43 am
Good on Oregon.!!!! I would hate to be in one, so why should those pigs... no room to move.. very uncomfortable laying down.

Melanie T (82)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 9:41 am
OH MY This is good news!!! Thank you Simone for this great post. It is a very inhumane way of treating pigs and Im glad Oregon has banned this. Now, we can just pray the rest of the U.S and beyond will follow. :-)

Michelle R (13)
Monday August 6, 2007, 8:01 pm
Excellent News!
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