NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state.
In a veto message issued Friday afternoon, Christie, who is seriously considering a 2016 presidential run, called the bill opposing gestation crates a “solution in search of a problem.”READ MORE: NYPD: Officer Shot 3 Times In Brooklyn, Suspect Shot By Police; Both Hospitalized
The contraptions, which are so small pregnant pigs can’t turn around in them, are rarely used on New Jersey’s 300 pig farms. But they’re widespread in Iowa, home to the nation’s first presidential nominating caucuses.