Prevent Cruelty California is a coalition of organizations working to place a critical measure on the November 2018 ballot to upgrade California’s laws relating to the extreme confinement of farm animals.
Published 10/30 in The Sacramento Bee by Dean Florez
California is the nation’s leading state for agricultural production, and also the country’s leader on animal welfare.
When I was a state lawmaker, I endorsed Proposition 2, which required that laying hens be allowed to “stand up, lie down, turn around, and freely extend their limbs.” I saw no contradiction in advocating for our agricultural economy and for farm animals receiving proper care.
Proposition 2 was an important advance, but a decade later, it’s time for an upgrade.
Published 9/11 by The Cornucopia Institute
The Humane Society has introduced a ballot initiative to stop the caging of some farm animals. The group will need 365,000 signatures within 180 days to get the initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2018. Massachusetts already has similar legislation in place, and Cornucopia applauds this possible upgrade for animal welfare.
Published 8/30 in The Sacramento Bee by Jim Miller
Nearly a decade after winning a nationally watched California campaign to require more space for egg-laying hens, the Humane Society of the United States on Tuesday moved to return to the state ballot in 2018 with another far-reaching initiative.
It’s cruel and inhumane to lock animals in cages for their whole lives. Such confinement causes the animals to suffer and increases food safety risks. California consumers deserve protection from such inhumane and substandard products in the marketplace. It’s time for California to adopt cage-free standards just as other states and the food retail marketplace are already doing.