Animal cruelty bill held

A bill dealing with cruelty to animals was held from today’s Assembly Agriculture Committee hearing.

A3250/S1921: This bill establishes the animal cruelty offense of cruel confinement of a gestating sow as a disorderly person’s offense.  It was held at the sponsor’s request.

The bill defines cruel confinement of a gestating sow as crating, confining, or tethering a gestating sow kept on the farm in a manner that prevents the gestating sow from being able to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, or fully extend its limbs.

Animal cruelty bill held