End to the use of sow stalls in Colorado
Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado has signed legislation phasing out the
use of sow stalls within ten years.
The legislation reflects steps of the state's pork producers to eliminate the
use of gestation crates.
Animal welfare groups were quoted to applaud the
Colorado becomes the fourth state - after Florida, Arizona and
Oregon - to ban gestation crates for sows. Discussions about banning have been
going on in other US states like California and Maryland as well.
legislation will also phase out the use of veal crates within four
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