Protect pigs

June 26, 2013
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In a crucial move, the National Farm Animal Care Council has drafted new regulations that would stop the life-long intensive confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates – cages barely larger than the animals with no room for them to turn around or lie down comfortably.

While this is a major step forward for farm animal welfare in Canada, the new code of practice still allows for mother pigs to be packed into gestation crates for up to five weeks at a time.

You can help prevent this inhumane confinement of pigs. Sign a statement today in support of improving pigs’ lives. Then let the council know you stand on the side of the animals.

The suffering of breeding pigs is immense. With literally no room but to stand and lie down in an unnatural position, it’s inevitable that the pigs are driven to madness, exhibiting signs of extreme stress such as bar biting, head bobbing, and sham chewing. It’s pure torture.

But we are on the brink of ending their misery in what would be a historical victory for animals. Help make it happen and take action today. Together, we’ll open the doors of these cruel cages.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Rebecca Aldworth
Rebecca Aldworth
Executive Director
Humane Society International/Canada

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