For a blog that’s about factory farming and animal rights, I realize I haven’t said much about one of the biggest anti-factory farming campaigns going on right now: Yes on Proposition 2 in California. If passed, Proposition 2 would end the practice of cramming farm animals into cages so small the animals can’t even turn around, lie down or extend their limbs. This would apply specifically to hens used in egg production, calves raised for veal, and sows during pregnancy. Arizona, Colorado, Florida, and Oregon have passed similar laws, but if Californians vote yes on Prop 2 on November 4th, the ripple effect across the entire country could be substantial.
I guess I’m not sure why I haven’t said all that much about Prop 2. Part of it is that it seems like such a no brainer to me that I can’t believe there are so many organizations and individuals who aren’t supporting it. I mean, honestly: requiring that animals can stand up, lie down, turn around, and extend their limbs is really kind of asking for the bare, bare, bare minimum. And yet there’s so much opposition? Who are these people anyway?? Oh look, here’s who they are–click here. You can see all the lovely organizations who oppose this legislation, and also learn more about instances where they’ve been in legal trouble for animal cruelty and/or environmental offenses.
Anyway, the HSUS came out with a new ‘Yes on Prop 2’ Commercial. Check it out & send it to everyone you know in CA. This ballot initiative is important, and I will be sorely disappointed if it doesn’t pass!