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Imagine being confined to a steel pen without enough room to even turn around, being forced to stand and lay on a slatted floor, and living a couple feet above your own waste. For more than 5 million pigs in the United States, this is a horrendous reality.

Every year, millions of breeding sows are locked in gestation crates at 7 months of age, impregnated, and forced to live out their lives standing in their crates waiting to give birth. Not only are they unable to turn around or move, they suffer from respiratory illnesses caused by living a few feet above their feces, and with no stimulation or ability to play, these incredibly clever animals develop severe neurotic issues. Once she gives birth, the pig is moved to an equally restrictive crate to nurse, but is unable to turn around to see her piglets for the two weeks or so before they are taken away.

This cycle continues over and over, year after year, until the sow is “used up” and sent to be slaughtered. During that time they are isolated, suffering from boredom and fear, and are unable to even meet the piglets they are forced to have. It is a horrific form of torture, and it can’t continue!

Twelve states have banned gestation crates in the United States, but that is not enough! This inhumane practice should be banned across the country. Join us in calling upon the United States Department of Agriculture to end the use of gestation crates!

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To the Secretary of Agriculture,

Each year, millions of sows are forced into gestation crates, a tiny cage that doesn’t even provide them room to turn around. They live above their own waste, and are forced to give birth over and over before being discarded. It’s a life of boredom, isolation, and fear that would be considered severe animal abuse in any other setting.

Gestation crates are harmful enough to have prompted 12 states to ban their use, but that is far from enough. America’s largest pork producing states still allow the use of gestation crates, despite mounting evidence that more humane practices are not only more effective, but more profitable. The time has come to put a ban on gestation crates across the United States.

Two of the United States’ largest pork producers, Cargill and Smithfield Foods, have already started cutting ties with farmers that use gestation crates, a clear sign that it is time to end their usage.

Secretary, I urge you to put an end to gestation crates across the country.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jan 17, 2018 Carol Wiles
Jan 17, 2018 Anna Borys-Malek
Jan 16, 2018 Attila Teberoglu
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Debra Glass
Jan 14, 2018 Laura Poquette I'm shocked to see that a practice like this even exists! PLEASE put an end to this!
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 14, 2018 therese kiefer
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Mary Hatzigiannis
Jan 13, 2018 Gerianne Hayden
Jan 13, 2018 Tina Barts
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 7, 2018 Marcelo Gusmao
Jan 7, 2018 Alicyn Rivera
Jan 7, 2018 Chelsea Rivera
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
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Jan 4, 2018 Aly Macgregor
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Jan 2, 2018 Amanda Salvner
Jan 2, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
Dec 30, 2017 Janice Vakili
Dec 27, 2017 Chalien Noir
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
Dec 27, 2017 Shelley Sheldon
Dec 25, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Dec 25, 2017 Michael Frye we don't have to be cruel in order to provide meat.
Dec 25, 2017 Jackee Goforth
Dec 24, 2017 Diane Best
Dec 23, 2017 Annie Hatzakorzian
Dec 23, 2017 Margie Hancock
Dec 22, 2017 Jessie Bowen
Dec 21, 2017 Beatrice Zuin
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 17, 2017 Noreen Newmark
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 16, 2017 Valeria Ceron
Dec 16, 2017 Anna Rossini
Dec 16, 2017 Helen Auzins
Dec 16, 2017 Sheila Larkin
Dec 13, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 alison barazani
Dec 12, 2017 Susan Dixon
Dec 12, 2017 ANNA BARRANCO

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