60 Congressmembers Urge USDA to Halt High-Speed Slaughter Expansion

In an effort led by Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (CT) and Louise Slaughter (NY), a bi-partisan group of 60 Congressmembers signed a powerfully-worded letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the federal agency to delay the potential expansion of HIMP, a dangerous reduced-inspection, high-speed pig slaughter pilot program. The USDA previously stated its decision would come out this month. The letter cites concerns that “these new …

Governor Christie Has a PIG Problem

More news from NJ: Sen. Cory Booker stands with the 93% of New Jerseyans who want gestation crates banned — and he’s standing up for all farmed animals by going vegan! Read more. It’s been all over the news, even making national headlines: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a pig problem. The media has been covering this issue for …