• Update on the Animal Legal Defense Fund Farrowing Crate Lawsuit

    9 monthes ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Four years ago, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the California State Exposition and Fairs and the University of California Board of Regents for mistreating pregnant and nursing pigs at the California State Fair. Historically the fair's Livestock Nursery Exhibit featured mother pigs kept in tiny “farrowing crates” for three weeks every year. The courts dismissed the lawsuit on procedural grounds, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund refiled the lawsuit in 2017 which quickly settled. But the lawsuits had an effect. Since the filing of the lawsuit, the fair has not hosted the exhibit. In a...
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