Anyone following Prop 2 in California?

@sedel1027 (17854)
United States
October 16, 2008 1:47pm CST
I don't live there but I am really interested in the outcome. Proposition 2 in California: It would ban the cruel confinement of hens in battery cages, pigs in gestation crates, and calves in veal crates throughout California -- and help improve the lives of 20 million animals. And a win in November will lead to nationwide reforms in how farms raise animals for food. If you are in Ca, are you voting on this? If so, what is your If you aren't in Ca (or if you are) do you think this will pass? Tuesday there was a big show on Oprah about it, but I missed the show! I know Lisa Ling was on it and I thin one of the guys from the Humane society. http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow_20081008_animals
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I'm hoping that Proposition 2 does get passed and I happened to have seen the Oprah show...I really didn't learn anything different from the show as I had known about factory farms type conditions for a long time. I thoroughly agree with the idea that any animal raised for food production should at least be treated in as humanely as possible. I would love to see better conditions for these animals. On the Oprah show it showed both the typical type factory farm and home animals are raised but they also showed how animals are treated on "organic" farms where they are free to roam around and not confined..what a big difference...hope that not only does this bill get passed, but other states propose similar bills. Of course the owners of the factory farms are making a big stink about it and don't want it passed.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Something that I learned from the Oprah website is some things are going to go into place regardless if Prop 2 passes: like group housing for calves. Granted that won't happen until 2017 though, which sucks
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I've made a vow to myself to always get cage-free eggs...if you saw the conditions of hens in factory farm type egg companies you'd NEVER want to get "regular" eggs...yes, the cage free is more expensive but least my conscious won't be haunted by the conditions most hens endure in farm factories.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
17 Oct 08
The price I find really varies from store to store too. Like if you get non-generic eggs at Rouses Super Markets that are cage from they may be $2.50, generic is just below $2. At Walmart the is a HUGE price difference. I am surprised that I haven't gotten more responses to this.
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