It’s that time of year – that’s right, elections are quickly approaching. And while this may possibly be one of the most important Presidential elections in most of our lifetimes I am here to remind you all that these elections are vital for another reason. All of us here in California will be voting on a proposition that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of farm animals. Prop 2, also known as the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, is a modest measure that would allow some of the most ill treated animals in our society the simple freedom to turn around, stand up & extend their wings. This Act would ban the use of gestation crates, veal crates & battery cages in the state of California.
Regardless on your views of animal rights and welfare, I hope we can all agree that the intensive confinement of calves, pigs & egg-laying hens is inhumane. As a veterinary student I have seen these intensive farming operations & I can tell you first hand that these methods are cruel & the animals do suffer. But if you don’t want to take my word for it, take a look at who else endorses this Act. To name just a few supporters of Prop 2: the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the Sierra Club, more than 700 California veterinarians & more than 100 California farmers.
To learn more visit www.humanecalifornia.org.
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This November 4th, make your vote count – and for those of you in California, make sure you vote YES for PROP 2.