Thursday, November 6, 2008

Historic elections for animals too!!!!


"November 4, 2008 marks a truly historic day for farmed animals: in a landslide victory, Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, passed in California, with a resounding 63% support! The passage of Proposition 2 makes California the fifth state in the nation to ban gestation crates, the third to ban veal crates, and, most notably, the first state ever to ban the battery cage. This landmark measure will reduce the suffering of more than 20 million farmed animals in California , most of whom are egg-laying hens crammed inside barren wire battery cages, barely able to move, let alone perform many of their most natural behaviors including nesting, perching, and even walking. Battery cages are standard practice in the egg industry throughout the U.S."

This is an example that our efforts do count, and do matter. We need to keep going for the rest of the animals suffering in factory farms.


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