California’s Proposition 2

In the heat of battle for the next president, there hasn’t been much attention on state proposition this year. Sure Prop 8 has gotten some attention (the banning of gay marriage one), but as I was looking through my voter education ballot yesterday, I stumbled on Prop 2, which I have heard nothing about.

I’m an animal lover, a non-beef eater, and a pet owner, so when I saw Prop 2 I had to write about it. If it passes, farmers won’t be allowed to confine pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal and egg-laying hens from moving.

First of all, I didn’t even KNOW that these animals COULD be confined from moving! They are already abused for their goods, and then they can’t even turn around? That’s crazy. Animals can’t speak for themselves–someone has to help them.

This is what a YES vote would mean:

“Beginning in 2015, state law would prohibit, with certain exceptions, the confinement on a farm of pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs.”


Groups supporting this prop are all animal-friendly, including the Sierra CLub, Humane Society and ASPCA.

Vote YES on Prop 2.

Please spend time getting informed about all the props on this year’s ballot. Some can really change lives.

Here’s  info.

2 thoughts on “California’s Proposition 2”

  1. Nobody wants animals to suffer, but prop 2 – if it passes – won’t necessarily improve their lives. Most likely it will only have these 3 effects:

    1 – Rise in production costs force farms in Cailfornia to go out of business
    2- Farms decide to send their businesses out of state, or into Mexico, only to import their goods back into California at a cheaper, more affordable, consumer price – so that
    3- it floods the market and leaves Californians to buy imported products with no benefit to our state’s economy.

    ‘Cage free’ goods already exist and consumers are already given the choice. If people want cage free, they’ll eventually drive the market in that direction. Until then we should voice our opinion with dollers, not blanket propositions that do more harm that good, and exports the problem to our neighbhors.

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