Support initiative ending cruel treatment of animals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

I am in full support of Question 3, the ballot initiative that will greatly benefit farm animals.

Question 3 will ban extremely cruel confinement practices that cause farm animals immense suffering. For example, right now it is standard practice to confine egg laying hens into wire cages so small that they can't even stretch their wings.

Multiple birds are packed so tightly in each cage that they often step on each other and get tangled in the wires. As anyone could imagine, this causes severe, chronic injury and illness.

Massachusetts citizens have the chance to end these cruel practices, though. Please vote "Yes on 3" on Nov. 8 to help farm animals.

Leslie Luppino, Pittsfield