Wednesday, November 05, 2008

THE ANIMALS WON!

"Congratulations to animal protection advocates throughout the country for getting the word and the vote out for farm animals! In a historic victory, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2, a landmark measure that bans three of the cruelest factory farming confinement systems battery cages, veal crates and gestation crates -- in the state by 2015. By a vote of more than 60 percent Californians sent a clear message to big agribusiness thatcruelty to animals is unacceptable.

"While Prop 2 will curtail the suffering of millions of animals in California, the repercussions throughout the country promise to be even more profound: As California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. California’s new law against farm animal cruelty holds the potential to spark an unstoppable precedent for change in the way farm animals are treated nationwide.

"Although veal crates, gestation crates and battery cage confinement systems have been banned throughout Europe, they remain common across most of the U.S. With the passage of Prop 2, California becomes the 5th state to outlaw gestation crates (joining Florida, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado) and the third to outlaw veal crates (joining Arizona and Colorado). Perhaps most significantly, it becomes the first state to ban battery cages for laying hens, who are killed in far greater numbers than either pigs or calves."

-The Farm Sanctuary

11 Comments:

Anonymous Robin said...

YIPEEEEEE, I am so HAPPY! Now for the rest of the country:-)

7:37 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

YAYAYAY!!!!!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a friend pointed out to me this morning, the chickens won but the people lost. I'm disgusted by all of those Californians that voted yes on 8. Shame on you.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

well now, we're all disgusted at our loss of prop 8. honestly, if i had to choose, i'd rather prop 2 pass. who needs marriage anyway? two people can still be together and love each other without a priest/pastor/father/God saying You're Married.

Animals, and, yes chickens, will still suffer miserable lives until the sweet relief of death comes to claim them. That's what's really disgusting.

12:21 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

yay!!!!

and boooooo for prop 8


and YAY for obama!!!!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Candi said...

awesome. congrats to cali!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mira said...

Wow! Thanks for the additional info. Didn't know how backwards the US was.

7:54 PM  
Blogger buffalodick said...

Michigan passed medical use of Pot, and approved stem cell research funding- big advances for a conservative State!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Sully Sullivan said...

Congrats to farm animals everywhere! Veal crates, etc are THE WORST ever to see. I do not eat veal anymore.

9:08 AM  
Blogger buffalodick said...

You have not said word one lately on comments, you cheesed off- or what?

4:48 PM  
Blogger Carrie™ said...

Such good news! Let's hope the rest of the country will follow California's lead and let's hope it makes it's way north.

8:44 AM  

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