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Petition: The Pig Houing System Needs A Change

Author: John Mustang
Target: Animal Lovers
Sponsors:
Signatures: 333
Category: Animal Rights
End date: 2018-11-28
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Description: Approximately 100 million pigs are raised and slaughtered in the U.S. every year. The type of housing system used throughout the U.S. to encourage this continuous grueling cycle of breeding sows is gestation crate to farrowing crate to gestation crate. It was developed to allow for economically efficient pork production, requiring less labor and feed than other housing arrangements. Scientific evidence suggests that intensive confinement causes physical disorders in sows. Unnatural flooring and lack of exercise leads to obesity and crippling leg disorders. Further, the air in pig factories is laden with dust, dander, and noxious gases, which are produced as the pigs urine and feces builds up inside the warehouses, causing respiratory difficulties and the spreading of infectious diseases amongst the pigs.Scientific evidence also suggests that intensive confinement causes psychological disorders in sows. The lack of environmental stimulation in the stall environment and the sows' inability to perform normal behaviors including rooting, foraging, nest-building, grazing, wallowing, or practicing social behaviors, leads to psychological disorders including chronic stress, depression, aggression, and abnormal and neurotic coping behaviors, such as bar biting and sham chewing (chewing nothing). Please sign this petition to help raise awareness that our housing system ideals need to be changed and there are other options available. Help make a difference.

 

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We signed: The Pig Houing System Needs A Change
Mrs Rosemarie Flint 2017-06-18 16:38:46 #333
Ms Marianna Babay 2017-06-08 12:04:17 #332
Miss Ana Valencia 2017-06-06 08:36:37 #331
Miss Cristina Puiggròs 2017-06-05 15:00:46 #330
Ms Tracey Chamberlain 2017-06-05 07:47:08 #329
Mr Yasutaka Imai 2017-06-02 23:00:52 #328
Ms Deborah Bortot 2017-05-26 15:12:33 #327
Ms Elliot Rumford 2016-07-03 12:16:07 #326
Miss Sylviane GRESSLER 2016-05-12 05:27:01 #325
Ms Antoinette Gonzales 2016-05-10 17:14:01 #324
Ms hoin brigitte 2016-02-07 02:26:44 #323
Ms hamid siahpoush 2016-02-06 22:26:12 #322
Mr Carole Arbour 2016-02-05 16:33:05 #321
Mrs Rita Maxwell 2016-02-05 16:25:54 #320
Ms mayra figueroa 2016-02-05 15:57:10 #319
Ms barry ouellette 2016-02-05 15:54:25 #318
Ms Janice Giampaoli 2016-02-05 15:45:13 #317
Ms Shinobu Fukushima 2016-02-05 00:26:37 #316
Mrs pillon myriam 2016-02-04 16:07:04 #315
Ms Jessica Pynn 2016-02-02 18:40:00 #314