Maine Bans Veal Crates
Maine has become the sixth US state to ban certain types of livestock confinement. Governor John Baldacci has signed LD 1021, legislation that prohibits gestation crates and veal crates. The law is effective January 1, 2011,
The law was sponsored by Senator John Nutting (D-Androscoggin County), Senate Chair of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. It passed in committee and in both legislative chambers unanimously.
The Humane Society of the United States applauded the new legislation today.
"It's cruel and inhumane to confine animals in cages barely larger than their own bodies for months on end," sai....