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#1 Old 09-08-2012, 12:28 PM
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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) summed up its anti-scientific and anti-animal views when, in attempting to defend the industry’s confinement of mother pigs in cages so small the animals can’t even turn around, NPPC communications director Dave Warner told the National Journal, “So our animals can’t turn around for the 2.5 years that they are in the stalls producing piglets. I don’t know who asked the sow if she wanted to turn around…”

When your own communications director makes a remark like that, you have an industry in crisis. I’ve contacted Mr. Warner three times asking for any scientific evidence he has that he believes justifies cramming pregnant pigs into crates. He hasn’t replied, because he has no reply; the science is in, and it all points in one direction: Gestation crates are so cruel that pig “farmers” could be locked in jail on felony cruelty charges if they abused dogs or cats so egregiously.
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Hmmmmm....

Locally we had a child abuse case (actually many!) where the children spent most of their days in confinment cages. One house kept a nine year old in a Tupperware container with holes in the locked top for hours!

Now of course the nine year old could have said no, but other cases dealth with autistic children, who didn't speak. 
I wonder how the pork council would feel about those cases?

 

I've heard arguments saying the mothers would injure the piglets if not confined. Like they're concerned for the piglets safety! Whooooaaa, babies! look out for mama!


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Hmmmmm....
Locally we had a child abuse case (actually many!) where the children spent most of their days in confinment cages. One house kept a nine year old in a Tupperware container with holes in the locked top for hours!
Now of course the nine year old could have said no, but other cases dealth with autistic children, who didn't speak. 

I wonder how the pork council would feel about those cases?

I've heard arguments saying the mothers would injure the piglets if not confined. Like they're concerned for the piglets safety! Whooooaaa, babies! look out for mama!

And the only reason they'd possibly hurt their piglets is because of the stress and confined space anyway, so.... Not really helping their argument rolleyes.gif

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