“Elections are a time of reflection. There is the moment that commands our attention—and there is also the long-view. Thanks to your unwavering support, and your steady encouragement, The HSUS has taken the plight of farm animals to voters twice before we launched Prop 2—and won both times.” said Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle.
Florida voters led the way in November 2002 by phasing out the two-foot by seven-foot metal gestation crates that confine breeding pigs. Then Arizona voters followed suit, banning gestation creates and also the horrible crates used to confine veal calves, In November 2006.
Reverberations were felt far beyond the borders of those two states. In June 2007, Oregon’s government became the first in the nation to ban gestation crates for breeding pigs through the action of the legislature. Then in May of this year Colorado’s governor Bill Ritter went even a step further by signing landmark legislation phasing out gestation crates and veal crates.
Last night California took the biggest step yet by Passing Califorina Prop 2 whose effects will be seismic, for all animals and the farming industry. By California Prop 2 passing we should see the beginning of changes in many states and eventually in all states. Now is the time to start the pressure for the ‘Humane Treatment’ of all farm animals… of all animals in every state. Although it was a huge victory, it should really be seen as just the beginning of the wave of change for animal rights everywhere.
By Marion Algier/Ask Marion
Posted at 6:55am by Just One More Pet
Source: HSUS/Wayne Pacelle