Right now in Canada, more than one million pregnant pigs are locked in cages barley larger than their own bodies. Known as gestation crates, each one of these cages confines a mother pig so tightly that she can’t even turn around for almost her entire life. But now we have a chance to change that.
Tell the National Farm Animal Care Council that you don’t agree with locking up animals so tightly they can’t even turn around.
A recently released draft Code of Practice for the pig industry recommends huge improvements for the welfare of the animals raised in the pork industry. But the new Code also has a huge loophole which will allow these intelligent, sensitive creatures to be locked in tiny crates for up to five weeks at a time every few months – almost a third of their pregnancies spent in intensive confinement.
This is our chance to make a difference for these animals!