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Help ban Gestation Crates and Veal Crates in Arizona

Gestation crates are one of the most barbaric tools of factory farming. Breeding sows, forced to give birth to litter after litter of piglets, are kept in cages that are so small they are unable to move a step forwards or back, to turn around or even to lie down comfortably. The cage bars often rub their flesh raw, and the desire to escape never subsides. Their confinement is physical and mental torture.
For more info, see: http://www.vivausa.org/campaigns/pigs/index.htm

Veal crates are similar contraptions that incarcerate male calves who have been taken from their mothers at just one or two days of age so that the milk meant for them can be bottled up for humans. Calves are frequently tethered by their necks as well as crated, restricting movement to such an extent that their muscles stay weak and their flesh soft. They are also kept in near-darkness and fed a protein-deficient diet. This gives veal the tender, white quality that callous gourmets enjoy.
For more info, see: http://www.vivausa.org/campaigns/dairy/dairy.html

Gestation crates have already been banned in Florida. Arizona could be next. On November 7th, voters will have the chance to support ballot initiative 'Proposition 204', which would ban both gestation crates for sows and veal crates for calves. If you live in Arizona, your vote counts. If you have friends or family within the state, please tell them about this issue. Viva! will always campaign for an end to all animal farming and for a compassionate, vegan world, but in the meantime, we will support initiatives to see these barbaric devices go.
For more info, see Arizonans for Humane Farms.