Farm Animal Welfare Coalition Pushes for End of 'Extreme Confinement’


Calling it "torture," animal rights advocates decried the "extreme confinement" and "lifelong immobilization" of farm animals, and officially launched a ballot initiative campaign to outlaw such practices in Massachusetts.

National, state and local animal welfare groups gathered Wednesday outside the State House to rally in support of an initiative petition that supporters say would ensure that veal calves, breeding sows and egg-laying hens "will not spend their lives in cages barely larger than their bodies."