Tuesday, August 05, 2008

California. Proposition 2. Humane Treatment of Farm Animals. November, 2008.

Have you ever heard of Proposition 2? Well, come Nov. 4 2008, voters in California will be deciding to help farm animals get a better life or not. The proposition, if accepted, would add a chapter to Division 20 of California's Health and Safety Code. It will disallow the confinement of certain farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to freely turn around, lie down, stand up, or fully extend their limbs. The measure concerns three types of confinement. They are veal crates, battery cages, and sow gestation crates. This act would become operative on January 1, 2015, if the voters approve it. Similar laws have been passed in other states like Florida (Amendment 10), Arizona (Proposition 204), Oregon (SB 694), and Colorado (SB 201).

As far as I am concerned, I can't think of any reason why someone would not support this proposition unless they are in the business and the new law will require them to spend more money on the very animals who give them a profit. Yes, the animals are worth the extra buck because they are sentient beings. It is not odd behaviour to care about the animals.

You can get more information from Californians for Humane Farms:

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