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Danny DeVito Urges Gov. Christie To Sign Animal Protection Law

Just moments after the New Jersey Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill to prevent the cruel confinement of pigs, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia funnyman and New Jersey native, Danny DeVito, has joined forces with The Humane Society of the United States in urging Gov. Chris Christie to sign the legislation into law.

The Assembly approved A2500 by a 53-13 margin. The Senate passed the companion bill, S998, by a 32-1 margin earlier this year. DeVito provided this statement via The HSUS:

Dear Governor Christie,

You know my heart is in New Jersey. Chris, please sign the ban on gestation crates – cages used to confine breeding pigs! Man, that sounds like something we should do right away. I'd be proud of you for signing that one, Gov. You sign this ban and I think you go straight to heaven. Not for a long while of course, but, no question this kind of thing opens the gate!

Sincerely, and all the best to you and your family,
Danny DeVito

In addition to Mr. DeVito, last month a Mason Dixon poll showed that 93 percent of New Jersey voters supported the governor signing the bill.

Kathleen Schatzmann, New Jersey state director for The HSUS, said: “Mr. DeVito is a fixture in New Jersey and with his support of this commonsense animal protection bill in his home state, he joins more than 90 percent of citizens who also support it. We urge Governor Christie to sign this bill into law.”

Media Contact: Anna West: 301-258-1518; awest@humanesociety.org