Target: Connecticut Legislators
Goal: Phase out the use of small cages that cause stress for factory animals
Factory farms are continuing to cram hens, pigs and veal calves into cages that are so small, they can barely fit their bodies. The animals are completely constricted and can’t even turn around or spread their limbs in their cages. While many parts of our country have banned or started phasing out this practice, Connecticut still sees it as legal. This is cruel torture for these animals and it needs to be stopped.
The animals are confined to these small cages for several months at a time. They are usually only removed from confinement to be transported to a different, sometimes smaller cage. Unfortunately, the majority of our meat, eggs and dairy products in America come from factory farms that practice this animal cruelty. This treatment leaves the animals in poor health and with severe stress.
The animals that are forced to live in these cages are treated like machines. Their sentient rights are neglected and they are left with nothing but extreme stress. Since many parts of our country have started phasing out this torture, it’s time for Connecticut to follow. There is no excuse for treating animals this way. Sign the petition below to ask Connecticut legislators to ban these cages and this cruel practice.
Dear Connecticut Legislators,
Animals in factory farms are treated like machines. Their wellbeing is ignored, and their feelings are put aside so that workers can make as much money as possible. The cages that pigs, hens and veal calves are confined to are equivalent to torture chambers. We are asking you to please ban this practice in your state.
The animals face extreme stress when they are confined to cages that are the same size as their bodies. They are unable to move, and the hens can’t even spread their wings. Calves are chained by the neck, and pigs can’t even turn around comfortably. They are only let out to be transported to a different, sometimes smaller cage.
Your state still allows these inhumane practices to continue. By keeping this torture legal, you are creating animal abuse that doesn’t need to happen. There are plenty of humane ways to treat animals in these situations, but confining them to miniscule cages is not the answer. We are asking you to please seek alternative ways to handling these animals so that they aren’t tortured to death.
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