Position on Gestation Crates in Pork Production


June 17, 2019


We, the below-listed organizations, have never endorsed – either publicly or privately – the use of gestation crates in pork production for any duration of time. Our position is and has always been that gestation crates are cruel for any duration of time and ought to be eliminated entirely. As well, it’s important to note that existing laws on this topic that we have endorsed (e.g. the laws created by Prop 12 in California and Question 3 in Massachusetts) reflect this position, as they do not allow pork producers to confine breeding pigs in gestation crates for any amount of time.



The Humane League

Animal Equality

Humane Society of the United States

Mercy For Animals