VegNews Daily

Canada to Ban Gestation Crates Nationwide By 2014

The National Farm Animal Care Council has proposed legislation to ban gestation crates throughout the Canadian pork industry.

Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council recently drafted a revised version of the current Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs that would make confining pregnant sows in gestation crates illegal, reports The Wall Street Journal. While the proposal prohibits the use of gestation crates by any new or renovated farms built after July 2014, the phase out period for current gestation crate use is set for 2024. The revised code came after eight major Canadian suppliers, including Walmart and Costco, denounced the use of gestation crates. “HSI Canada welcomes the National Farm Animal Care Council’s recognition that the lifelong confinement of pigs in tiny crates must end in Canada's pork industry,” declares Humane Society International Canada’s campaigner Sayara Thurston.

 Comments

Animal Rescue Bar Named "Product of the Year"

Delicious charity nutrition bar gives away half of proceeds to non-profit organizations.
Read More »

Movie of the Year: Cowspiracy

Documentary exposes hypocrisy of environmental groups that ignore animal agriculture.
Read More »

Sweet Philanthropy: Vegan Treats

Award-winning vegan bakery makes the cakes and gives them, too!
Read More »

Rebel With a Cause: Rose McCoy

12-year-old receives Veggie Award for SeaWorld protest.
Read More »

Zagat Names Vegan Restaurant #1 in Philadelphia

The worldwide restaurant guide ranks Vedge as the city's top dining destination.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »