Oregon Senate Passes Bill to Ban Gestation Crates
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(SALEM) - The Oregon State Senate approved a measure today prohibiting what has been called one of the most abusive practices in factory farming: confining breeding pigs in metal gestation crates so small the animals can’t turn around for months on end.
California Assembly Committee Passes Spay and Neuter Bill
Most dogs and cats would have to be spayed or neutered under legislation approved Tuesday by an Assembly committee.
The measure by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Sherman Oaks, cleared the Business and Professions Committee on a 7-2 vote, sending it to the Appropriations Committee, the last stop before the full Assembly.
Thousands of Pigs Fed Tainted Pet Food
Up to 6,000 hogs in California , Kansas , New York , North Carolina , Oklahoma , South Carolina, and Utah that ate pet food tainted with industrial chemicals cannot be safely sold to humans, federal authorities said yesterday, and should be euthanized at the farms where they have been held from the market. Several hundred of the swine have already entered the human food supply.