The Humane Society of the United States along with our coalition partners in the Prevent Cruelty California campaign have surpassed the 600,000 signature goal needed to qualify the historic farm animal initiative for the November ballot.
This measure would prohibit the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole lives. More importantly, it would also mandate that eggs, pork and veal sold in California come from producers following this standard. Its passage will dramatically reduce the suffering of millions of animals—and once approved, it will be the strongest law against farm animal confinement in the world!
With this milestone, we’re now assuredly going to face massive opposition from multi-million dollar factory farming interests bent on keeping animals in cages. We need your help to fight back. Will you make a donation to the campaign to make sure we have the resources needed to win on Election Day?
We’ve come so far, and together, we can stand up for farm animals—thank you so much!
Josh Balk, who helped direct the signature campaign will be back on the program this Sunday, May 6.