New Jersey Bill Banning Gestation Crates Passes State Senate
New Jersey bill A1970 Acs (ACS), sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherj (D-33), passed the state Senate this week. It now heads to New Jersey Governor Murphy for his signature, who has 45 days from June 20, 2023 to act.
Similar to California's Proposition 12, the bill sets animal-welfare standards for meat sold within the state. Specifically, it establishes criminal offenses and civil penalties concerning the inhumane confinement of breeding pigs and calves raised for veal. It requires 24 square feet of usable floor space per breeding pig and 43 square feet of usable floor space per calf. The animals must be able to fully extend their limbs and turn around freely....
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