New Jersey: End the Cruel Confinement of Mother Pigs and Calves Used for Veal
This action is for New Jersey residents only.
Great news: The bill banning the use of gestation crates and veal crates in New Jersey passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee last week! The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the companion bill out of committee in February — which means we are halfway to passing this long-overdue bill.
We now need your help to get the bills posted for a floor vote!
You can help this important bill become law by contacting your legislators using the form below:
Learn more: A bill banning the use of gestation crates and veal crates in New Jersey is pending in the state legislature. Gestation crates virtually immobilize mother pigs for nearly their entire lives. The crates are so small mother pigs can’t even turn around or take more than a step forward or backward. Because of this lack of movement, they suffer muscle and bone deterioration that often leads to debilitating injuries. Veal crates are similarly cruel. Within days or even hours of birth, calves raised for veal are taken away from their mothers and locked in these crates, which are so tiny the animals can barely move.
A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought in February 2020 by seven animal protection groups against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can move forward.June 29, 2021 Press Release
Chelsea Handler, Ethan Hawke, Bill Maher, and Dozens of Celebrities Urge New Jersey Legislators to Ban Gestation and Veal CratesActors Paul Wesley, Christina Ricci, Stevie Van Zandt and dozens of native and resident celebrities join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in an open letter urging the state’s legislators to end the intensive confinement of mother pigs and calves in New Jersey.May 10, 2021 Press Release
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.February 23, 2021 Press Release