Farm animals in most U.S. states are kept in extreme confinement, forced to live in spaces so small they can barely move. Massachusetts is no different.
Tens of thousands of farm animals – including egg-laying hens, veal calves and female breeding pigs – are kept in confined cages and stalls throughout the state. But, earlier this year, Sen. Robert L. Hedlund (R-Hingham) and Rep. Jason M. Lewis (D-Winchester) introduced The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act which, if passed, would end the cruel confinement of these farm animals by 2015.
We’re encouraging all WSPA Massachusetts supporters to contact their State Senator and Representative today, and ask them to co-sponsor The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act – the first step in moving this act forward through the State House. (If you don’t reside in Massachusetts, please pass this on to family or friends who live there!)
Several other states, such as Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan and Oregon, have already passed similar legislation. It’s time for Massachusetts to join the national movement and take action to end the cruel confinement of farm animals!