Massachusetts: Support the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act and Ban Intensive Confinement in Your State
The intensive confinement of egg-laying hens in battery cages, calves in veal crates and breeding sows in gestation crates is causing untold suffering for animals on U.S. factory farms. In Massachusetts, countless thousands of animals spend most of their lives inside cages and crates so small they can barely move, let alone fully stand up, lie down, turn around, or even stretch their limbs – conditions that often lead to debilitating physical and psychological disorders.
Farm Sanctuary, together with our members and supporters, has a successful history of advocating for laws to outlaw confinement practices state by state. In 2008, California became the first state to pass a ban on all three of these egregious confinement systems thanks to the overwhelming success of the Proposition 2 ballot initiative. Similar anti-confinement laws have been passed in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, and Maine.
Now, Farm Sanctuary is supporting a bill to outlaw these conditions in the Commonwealth. Recently introduced by Senator Robert Hedlund and Representative Jason Lewis, the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act would ban the confinement of egg-laying hens, veal calves and breeding sows in ways that severely prohibit natural movement.
There is no question that battery cages, veal crates and gestation crates are cruel and inhumane, but countless farm animals are still suffering in these intensive confinement systems throughout Massachusetts. Please join us in taking action to help stop these abuses now.
You Can Help
Contact your representatives today and urge them to support the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act!
Remember to personalize the letter with your own words to make more of an impact.
After you send your e-mail, follow up with a quick phone call to the elected officials from your district to express your support for this bill.
(Massachusetts residents only.)
Support Farm Animal Cruelty Bill
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]