Gerry, a gorgeous pig from New Jersey and his compassionate guardian Peter are calling on New Jersey residents to make two crucial phone calls and click once to send a letter to almost a dozen legislators serving on two committees. Taking these quick actions could reduce the suffering of thousands of pigs every year!
Gerry was dumped at a pet store in New Jersey by a heartless person who decided that he wasn't a good "lifestyle fit" anymore! Luckily, he was rescued by Peter despite being very sickly with pneumonia. Now, three and a half years later, he is a robust and healthy young pig!
Today, Gerry enjoys creating paintings, which Peter sells to help to raise funds for the facility where he lives which also cares for injured wildlife. Gerry also has a very dear long-distance girlfriend who lives at a sanctuary in South Africa. Her name is Pigcasso. She is the original painting piggy, and is known worldwide for her work. Pigcasso was rescued from a slaughterhouse about three years ago, and has been painting ever since. Gerry and Pigcasso text each other every week or so through their guardians, and he sends her bags of caramel popcorn every couple of months, which he was told is her favorite snack!
Since Gerry became part of Peter's family, Peter has immersed himself in all things pigs. He volunteers at Ross Mill Farms, which is one of the largest pig rescues and re-adoption farms in the New Jersey, and tirelessly lobbies to ease the abuse, pain, and fear of pigs who are suffering horribly in meat farms.
Right now, Peter and Gerry need your help to move forward two twin bills in New Jersey — Senate Bill 161, and Assembly Bill 3752 — which have the power to ban cruel gestation crates in pig farms state-wide. Only one of these bills needs to pass both sides of the government in order for Governor Murphy to sign it into law.
The problem is that both of these bills have been gathering dust in committees, and they'll stay there until they die unless compassionate animal advocates are willing to pick up the phone and send our letter to urge that these bills be prioritized and acted on!
Peter has been calling non-stop of behalf of Gerry and thousands of suffering pigs, but he can't do this alone...please help!
1) Please call Senator Bob Smith at (732) 752-0770 (between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm ET) and urge him to advance S161 out of the Environment and Energy Committee.
You can say something like:
"As a resident of New Jersey, I urge the Senator to bring S161 up for a vote. Each day that passes without this bill being acted upon, is a day too many for suffering pigs who are trapped inside these horrific gestation crates as we speak. Please allow New Jersey to become a state that stands with integrity against the cruel confinement of farmed animals."
2) Please call Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling at (732) 695-3371 (between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm ET) and urge him to advance A3752 out of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
You can say something like:
"As a resident of New Jersey, I urge the Assemblyman to bring A3752 up for a vote. Each day that passes without this bill being acted upon, is a day too many for suffering pigs who are trapped inside these horrific gestation crates as we speak. Please allow New Jersey to become a state that stands with integrity against the cruel confinement of farmed animals."
3) After your calls, please send our follow-up letter by filling out the fields on this page. If you have the time, please personalize your letter.
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Ban Cruel Gestation Crates in New Jersey: Please Bring S161/A3752 up for a Vote!
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