Pass the New Jersey Crate-Ban Bill


For years, advocates have urged state legislators to ban the cruel confinement of pigs and calves in crates in New Jersey. 

A.1970/S.1298 would require that calves and pregnant pigs have enough space to stand up, lie down, and turn around freely, effectively banning the use of cruel gestation crates and veal crates in the Garden State. The legislation recently passed the New Jersey Senate and Assembly! Ask Governor Murphy to co-support A.1970/S.1298 now. 

Gestation crates virtually immobilize pregnant pigs. Barely larger than a mother pig’s body, these crates prevent the animals from turning around or taking more than one step forward or backward. This lack of movement causes muscle and bone deterioration that often leads to painful injuries. Veal crates are similarly cruel. Within days or even hours of birth, calves raised for veal are taken from their mothers and locked in these crates, which are so small the animals can barely move.

You have a powerful voice. Together, we will create a kinder food system. 

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