Cher Lashes Out Against Chris Christie on Gestation Crates
You can count Cher as one of those who’s hopping mad with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent veto on gestation crates.
The pop icon took to her Twitter to denounce Christie for rejecting a bill that would have banned the use of gestation crates for pregnant pigs, and in true Cher fashion, she didn’t hold back.
“IOWA FARMERS,WHY MUST U TORTURE [PREGNANT] PIGS? U PUT THEM IN CRATES & LOCK EM DOWN SO THEY CANT MOVE! C. CHRISTIE,UR DESPICABLE BULLY 4GET POTUS,” one tweet read alluding to what Bill Maher had suggested in an October New York Times opinion piece: that Christie would veto the bill so he could win votes in Iowa for a possible Presidential run.
“Would give anything 2C The Owners of this Company dragged 2 THEIR Pig Torture Chambers & LOCKED INSIDE. ITS SUCH A GOOD THING IM NOT YOUNG,” another tweet read from Cher.
Gestation crates carry pregnant sows for their entire lives until they are taken to the slaughterhouse. The crates are no larger than their body size, which immobilizes from lying down or turning around. Nine U.S. states have already banned the practice of them, and a slew of celebrities, including Edie Falco and Danny DeVito, as well as 93 per cent of New Jersey, were hoping the Garden State would join them.
Unfortunately, it looks like politics probably were a factor and Christie vetoed the bill as he did back in 2013.
This week Joaquin Phoenix said in a video blasting pig torture that the simplest way to end animal cruelty is to simply stop eating them.
Or as Cher put it: “WTF IS WRONG W/MEAT EATERS (Yes that’s what I said) DO Ppl NEED FKNG BACON SO BADLY, THEY WILL TORTURE THE PIG 4 ITS ENTIRE LIFE 2 GET IT?”