Dawnwatch: NBC in LA covers caging cruelty case against Corcpork — 9/20/06

September 23rd, 2006 11:21 am by Kelly Garbato

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Sep 22, 2006 7:40 PM
Subject: Dawnwatch: NBC in LA covers caging cruelty case against Corcpork 9/20/06

This week, on Wednesday September 20, NBC 4 in Los Angeles covered Farm Sanctuary’s lawsuit against CorcPork, one of the largest pig farmers in California.

The piece included footage taken at Corcpork. Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Bauston commented:

“California has a law requiring animals to have space to exercise, and these animals in these crates clearly cannot exercise.”

Cannot exercise? The footage shows the animals in individual crates so small they cannot even turn around or lie down with their legs outstretched. Unfortunately that caging for sows is standard agricultural practice, and anti-cruelty laws generally make exceptions for standard agricultural practice. How ironic that the prevalence of a problem is cited as an argument against efforts to ease it. But Farm Sanctuary is making the attempt.

You can find out more about the lawsuit here.

You can watch the NBC story on line here.

Please thank the station for the coverage, and share your opinion of the crating of pigs. Positive feedback for coverage of animal issues will encourage follow-ups and similar stories in the future.

The station takes feedback at comments [at] nbc4.tv

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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