Activists with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) disrupted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s speech at the Iowa State Fair August 22. Republican presidential hopeful Christie has been criticized for his veto of a bill to ban pig gestation crates – a severe form of confinement for mother pigs – even though the overwhelming majority of New Jersey residents said they wanted to ban the cruel crates. Critics charge Christie vetoed the bill to curry favor with pork producers in Iowa, a key state in the Presidential race. The crates have been described as “torture” in the New York Times. Watch Christie’s response. Do you think it’s callous and heartless?
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Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning TV journalist and New York Times best-selling author. She is the founder of UnchainedTV and the host of several shows on the network.