Several companies, including McDonald's, Burger King, Sysco and Aramark, have all said they would phase out gestation crates, or cages that prevent pregnant sows from turning around. But others are still holding out, and only Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon and Rhode Island have passed laws to ban them. Write to representatives in the other 41 states calling for legislation to ban gestation crates this year.
4. Goal: Prevent this year's dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.
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