'Yes' on Question 3 benefits animals, people

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

I am writing to urge everyone to vote "Yes" on Question 3 to prevent farm animal cruelty. Laying hens, veal calves and gestation pigs can presently be crammed into cages so small they can't move more than a very few inches in any direction. This bill would enable them to spread their limbs and wings, turn around and lie down without touching the cage sides or another animal. It's little enough, but would reduce the misery of their lives considerably.

It would also contribute to the reduction of salmonella and other diseases that spread like wildfire in very close quarters, and get into our food supply.

Please join me and hundreds of veterinarians and family farmers who have signed on to support Question 3. Thank you in advance.

Cathleen Groves, Savoy

The writer is a member of Berkshire Voters for Animals.