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Humane Society sues Raleigh TA for rejecting bus ads featuring pigs

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The Humane Society of the United States has filed a federal lawsuit against the Raleigh Transit Authority for refusing to run an advertisement that shows pigs suffering on factory farms.

The complaint, filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina, alleges that the Raleigh Transit Authority violated The HSUS' rights under the First and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution by rejecting, on the basis of its message, artwork and text submitted for an advertisement.

The ads have been featured on buses in Des Moines, Iowa and Washington D.C.

The ad asks, "How would you like to spend the rest of your life in a space as small as a bus seat?" The ads are part of a campaign to halt common pork industry practice in which breeding pigs are stuck in two-foot wide metal cages for their entire lives.

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