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Update on Proposition 2 in CA

Critter News

Again, thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this update on California's proposition 2. Efforts for such a ballot initiative in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Vermont have failed but efforts are currently underway to establish similar legislation in Colorado and Washington. The action prompted many farmed animal vets to leave CVMA and form the Association of California Veterinarians, which subsequently voted to oppose the ballot initiative, reports Feedstuffs.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D. While this legislation would be an important step in transforming inhumane animal production, we must also call for change on the federal level, where the farm bill subsidizes this sector to the tune of billions of dollars. And thanks to federal corn and soybean subsidies, factory farms saved an estimated $3.9 I grew up on a dairy and hog farm in central Massachusetts.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The meat and dairy industries want to keep their operations away from the public’s discriminating eyes, but as groups like PETA and the Humane Society have shown us in their graphic and disturbing undercover investigations, factory farms are mechanized madness and slaughterhouses are torture chambers to these unfortunate and feeling beings. Animals rescued from so-called humane farming establishments have been found in horrific condition.