Last year was a banner year for farm animal advocacy, and we’re gearing up to build on our successes to make 2010 an even better year for farm animals with your help.
In 2009 two more states enacted anti-confinement legislation, putting the total number of states that ban one or more cruel factory farming confinement systems at seven. We plan to build on this momentum this year and will be pursuing anti-confinement legislation in a number of states, including New York and Massachusetts, where bills that would end the use of veal crates, battery cages for egg-laying hens, and gestation crates for breeding pigs are already pending. If you live in New York state, you can start supporting our efforts now by signing up to host or attend a house party for farm animals on January 31. And if you live elsewhere, take action today to push for anti-confinement legislation in your state.
In addition to these efforts, we’ll be encouraging towns and cities across the country to adopt Green Foods resolutions to draw attention to the significant impact our food choices have on global climate change. Activists are the engine of this groundbreaking campaign, so learn more and get involved.
And on the federal level, we’ll be pushing the Obama Administration to end the slaughter of downed pigs and other animals for food once and for all. But for our legal effort to succeed, the administration needs to hear from the public that this is an issue that matters to the American people. That’s why it’s so important that you sign our petition for the pigs and ask everyone you know to do the same.
These are just a few of the exciting legal efforts in store for the year. To stay on top of our latest campaign updates and opportunities to get involved, make sure to join the Advocacy Campaign Team, and to visit Making Hay often.