SAFE has launched a new website for their pigs
Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) has just launched a new website for their pig farming campaign:
On the site you can send SAFE's Lobbying for Lucy e-card online to your Local MP. All you have to do is fill in your name and email address, select your MP from the list, and it auto-emails the card to your MP.
Dear [MP Name]
I am a member of your constituency and seek your help to protect factory farmed pigs. Please use your influence to ensure that the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is upheld.
At present thousands of pregnant sows are cruelly confined in stalls and farrowing crates. These cages are so narrow the animals cannot even turn around. Sow stalls and farrowing crates do not allow pigs to express their normal behaviour as is required under the AWA. Only a minority of pig farmers in New Zealand still use sow stalls. The vast majority use alternative systems and have done so for decades. Despite the obligations of the AWA, the Minister of Agriculture, Jim Anderton still has not acted to phase out these illegal confinement systems.
Please urge Mr Anderton to uphold the principles of the AWA and phase out sow stalls and farrowing crates without undue delay. Please let me know what action you intend to take on this matter.
Factory-Farmed pigs like Lucy are kept in cruel confinement systems that have been found to breach New Zealand animal welfare legislation. Despite this, the Minister of Agriculture has failed to ban these practices. We now need you to help convince the Minister to do his job and enforce the law to protect pigs like Lucy.
Please help convince the Minister to do his job by enforcing the law to protect animals in New Zealand from cruelty.