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Opinion

May 6, 2014

Say 'no way' to inhumane farming practices

To the editor:

I was horrified by Christian Wade’s article in The Daily News about Colby farm defending the use of inhumane gestation crates (”Farm cage ban bill draws opposing views,” April 26.) As a mother who wants to feed her family food that comes from humane farms, this was a big red flag.

I would never purchase meat from a place that uses these metal cages that immobilize mama pigs for their entire pregnancy. That type of housing breeds disease and misery. Thank goodness my favorite North Shore farm, John Crow farm, does not use cruel cages.

If you care about the humane treatment of animals, my suggestion is that you skip the trip to Colby farm and go to John Crow instead.

Our Legislature should protect consumers in the state by banning these cruel cages by passing H.1456/S.741. Many states have already made these crates illegal and factory farm cages do not belong in the commonwealth.

Nicole Carleo

Georgetown

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