Daily Sound Bite: N.J. Gov Vetoes Sow Housing Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that proponents say would have provided more humane housing for pregnant sows. The bill, which passed the N.J. Senate by a 29-4 margin, would have outlawed the use of gestation crates on pig farms in the state.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that proponents say would have provided more humane housing for pregnant sows. The bill, which passed the N.J. Senate by a 29-4 margin, would have outlawed the use of gestation crates on pig farms in the state. The National Pork Producers Council celebrated the veto. Its President-elect Dr. Howard Hill said,

“This is a great example of a governor standing up to powerful lobbying groups on behalf of small, independent farmers. America’s family hog farmers thank Gov. Christie for rejecting this bad legislation.”

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