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).

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. Tags: ohio eggs california humane society farm animal welfare factory farm Well, maybe, although I think there is still a long way to go.

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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.

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

The Other Side of the Egg Debate

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I am a firm supporter of reforming factory egg farming. This short article reports that Vancouver, BC is considering a measure similar to Prop 2 in California, but there are concerns amongst advocates of the poor. But with battery eggs costing about $2 a dozen and organic free-range eggs costing between $5 and $6 a dozen, the impact of the proposed change goes beyond poultry. Tags: proposition 2 eggs factory farm food chickens

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Vote Yes on Prop 2

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Proposition 2 will end some of the more horrendous practices of factory farming in California

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Prop 2 Passes in California

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Proposition 2 has been passed in California. 4, 2008) – Voters in California approved an historic ballot measure to halt the inhumane confinement of animals on factory farms by an overwhelming margin. As of 11 PM PST, Prop 2 was leading 62% to 38%. on Prop 2 campaign. Proposition 2 ends the practice of confining certain animals raised for food in crates and cages so small the animals can barely move. Tags: proposition 2

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