Uncovering Hidden Cruelty
Cramming pigs inside crates barely larger than the animals themselves for nearly their entire lives is simply unacceptable, and the majority of Americans agree. In 2018, Californians overwhelmingly voted into law a ballot initiative that prohibited the in-state production or sale of pork from pigs confined in a cruel manner. But now, the meat industry is seeking to silence these voters by challenging the law before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision, the public’s desire to defend farmed animals is clear.
‘‘It was like she realized she was trapped in a never-ending nightmare.’’
She had just given birth a few days before. Some of her babies were born dead, and the others were taken away. But her suffering wouldn’t end there. Yet again, she was crammed into a “gestation crate”—a metal cage barely larger than her body—unable to walk, lie down comfortably, or even turn around.
Day-Old Piglet Mutilated
He suffered painful mutilations, such as castration and tail docking, without any anesthesia or pain relief. Then at just a few days old, he was taken from his mother and thrown into a truck.
Your voice matters.
Join Mercy For Animals in urging Congress to protect farmed animals in the Farm Bill.
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From your constituent: Protect farmed animals in the Farm Bill
As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to protect farmed animals in the 2023 Farm Bill.
Specifically, I ask that you support efforts to reduce the inhumane treatment of farmed animals and increase funding for animal farmers interested in transitioning to specialty crops. Creating a more just and sustainable food system is one of my highest priorities as a voter, and as such, I respectfully urge you to protect farmed animals in the 2023 Farm Bill.
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