I gave up bacon and all other meat products after visiting the Farm Sanctuary and seeing how we treat animals. I am not saying you have to do the same ( that would be nice if everyone were more conscious about what they ate ) but I am saying we need to treat animals humanely –
I just got an email about how Martha Stewart is standing up for the pigs in NJ – see below. Thanks Martha Stewart for using your celebrity to help animals with no voices !
Martha Stewart, Bill Maher Urge N.J. Gov. Christie to Ban Cruel Crates
NEW YORK CITY – Martha Stewart is the latest celebrity to stand up for New Jersey’s pigs. In a letter (available upon request) delivered yesterday to the office of Governor Chris Christie, Stewart urges the governor to sign a bipartisan state animal welfare bill that will ban keeping mother pigs in crates so small they can’t even turn around.
In her letter, Stewart writes, “All animals need to turn around; they were designed that way. But pigs, especially, are interesting individuals with unique personalities and complex behavior and cognition. It is no more acceptable to cram pigs into tiny crates than it would be to do the same thing to dogs.”
The bill just overwhelmingly passed the Senate and Assembly, and will follow similar bills in nine states, including California, Arizona, Florida, and others. It has the support of the Humane Society of the United States, ASCPA, Farm Sanctuary, and 93 percent of New Jersey voters—including 94 percent of Democrats and 92 percent of Republicans.
Stewart and Maher have both spoken out publically to end farm animal cruelty in the past, and were recruited to help by Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection and rescue organization.
To learn more about Farm Sanctuary, visit farmsanctuary.org.