Proposition 2 Poll

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I've been trying to find polling data on Proposition 2, but this is all I could find. on Prop 2 campaign reports a tidal wave of voter and donor support from Californians backing the effort to stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals on industrial factory farms. The results of a new statewide poll by KSFN-Fresno/SurveyUSA shows overwhelming support from voters, with Prop 2 commanding a 62-point lead: 72-10 (18 undecided).

Update on Proposition 2 in CA

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Again, thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this update on California's proposition 2. California’s Proposition 2 is not solely about the California egg business but is also about the egg industry’s national survival, warned Gene Gregory at the annual legislative meeting of United Egg Producers (UEP). Throughout UEP’s annual meeting speakers cautioned that Prop 2’s passage would be a major blow to the industry.

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Animal Welfare in the State of California

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California really is at the forefront of animal welfare and this is an excellent article detailing what's going on in the State and the challenges animal welfare faces. It also does a great job at profiling Jennifer Fearing who led the victory of Proposition 2. california legislation humane society farm animal welfare animal welfare

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. Humane treatment runs counter to the entire industry when the point is to make money by processing these animals as fast as possible. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “farm animals are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) only when used in biomedical research, testing, teaching and exhibition.

Michigan to Follow California on Farm Animal Welfare?

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It looks like Michigan's Big Ag is afraid they could end up with their own Proposition 2. Tags: farm animal welfare factory farm agribusiness

Veterinary Association Did Not Support Prop 2

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The American Veterinary Medical Association did NOT support Proposition 2. Tags: proposition 2 california farm animal welfare avma Now they want to be involved in the rule-making. If you want to know why they opposed it, here's a link to their reasoning.

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Who is Jennifer Fearing?

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I got curious today and googled "Jennifer Fearing," the woman who led the Yes on Proposition 2 campaign. She used to head United Animal Nations too. Tags: proposition 2 california humane society farm animal welfare It turns out that she was the former Humane Society Chief Economist. Pretty impressive bio (please note that the bio is from her time at HSUS). I couldn't find any information on her current activities.

Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

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Last week there was a slew of articles about the agreement in Ohio between the farm industry and animal welfare activists to expand cage sizes for calves (veal), hens and pigs. This concession was to avoid a November ballot vote a la California's Proposition 2. In another sign of the growing clout of the animal welfare movement, a law passed in California this year will also ban imports from other states of eggs produced in crowded cages.

California's Ag Industry Worried that State Committee will Focus on "Emotion"

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Basically, it sounds like the ag committee will be including food safety and animal welfare concerns in their discussions. There is definitely a new tide in California, post Proposition 2. Tags: california bile farming farm animal welfare agribusiness food The ag industry does NOT like this.

Big Ag Upset Over California Antibiotics Ban

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But to big ag, it's just another step on a slippery slope started by the passage of Proposition 2. Californian farmers and ranchers would be prohibited from routinely dosing healthy farm animals with antibiotics under a bill getting its first level of approval on 21 April in the state Senate, reports Central Valley Business Times. Then we feed those same antibiotics daily to the animals they will consume.