New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Gestation Crates
On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A-1970/S-1298) requiring the State Board of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture to "adopt rules and regulations concerning the confinement, care, and treatment of breeding pigs and calves raised for veal", according to a press release.
The bill "prohibits confinement in an enclosure that impacts a breeding pig and calf’s ability to freely move in certain ways and properly groom itself and that limits visual contact with other calves." Specifically, the law requires a minimum of 24 square feet ...
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