Friday, October 10, 2008

California Propositon NO 2 - PASSED

Thank you CALIFORNIA!!!! Now it is time for other states to follow their lead

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Picture of a battery crate that chickens are stuffed into. This is no secret. I have known about such cages for the past 50 years so why are they still here and why do most people pretend they don't know. This is just plain ignorance.

Proposition 2, the proposed Standards for Confining Farm Animals initiative statute[1], is a California ballot proposition in that state's general election on November 4, 2008. The proposition would prohibit the confinement of certain farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The measure would deal with three types of confinement: veal crates, battery cages, and sow gestation crates. If approved by the voters, the statute would become operative on January 1, 2015. Farming operations would have until that date to implement the new space requirements for their animals, and the measure would prevent animals in California from being confined in these ways in the future.

Picture of pig gestation creates

What a shame! Pigs are the most intelligent of our farm animals. They are as intelligent as our dogs that we lavish all sorts of love and care on. What did they ever do to deserve this kind of treatment. Next time you bite in your pork chop think about where your pig came from and what sort of life it had. You need to be buying your meat from local farms. If this is not possible purchase a CSA (community supported agriculature) share which includes meat. Lastly, if none of this is possible look for a local butcher. Always ask where your meat comes from and how it was treated. It is your moral obligation. This is that a well looked after pig looks like. Vote YES on Proposition No 2 for the East Coast usually follows suit shortly thereafter.

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