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May 2, 2014

Letter: Confinement cages are inhumane

To the editor:

Thank you for publishing your article about the push to ban methods of intensive confinement on farms in Massachusetts (“Animal rights groups push for confinement cage ban,” April 28).

In the article, Ms. Colby alleges that gestation crates protect workers, but surely allowing sows enough space to at least stand up and turn around would not endanger their handlers. This is not an issue of big government vs. small business.

This is an issue that an overwhelming 90 percent of Massachusetts voters agree on. It’s about banning practices that are indisputably inhumane, and surely all Massachusetts citizens have the right to speak out against cruelty in our state.

Carolyn Arcabascio

Salem

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