Californians: Permanently End Cruel Pig Exhibition at the California State Fair

Posted on February 9, 2017

The Animal Legal Defense Fund needs California residents’ help to end the cruel exhibition of pregnant and nursing pigs in farrowing crates at the California State Fair. The California State Fair usually features the cruel exhibition of pigs confined in farrowing crates that are so small that the pigs cannot even turn around or walk. They are forced to give birth and nurse in public, despite their instincts to stay isolated during this time. The pigs are never let out for exercise. These farrowing crates cause needless suffering by completely depriving the exhibited pigs of the ability to engage in any exercise.

Click here to tell Cal Expo to put a stop to this cruelty.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the organizers requesting this cruel exhibit be cancelled for good. We are giving them a chance to do the right thing, but if they don’t comply we are prepared to sue them for their inhumane treatment of the pigs.

We ask Californians to please contact the Board of Regents of the University of California and California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo) to let them know that taxpayer-funded animal cruelty will not be tolerated.

Take action to save these pigs.

Even though the exhibit has been cancelled in recent years because of health concerns, we need to make sure it never happens again.  Californians hold the power to end this shameful practice at the California State Fair. Please share this with your friends and family in California.

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