Farm Sanctuary: California Ballot Signature Campaign a Success

February 28th, 2008 6:19 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Subject: California Ballot Signature Campaign a Success

Signature Campaign a Success!
Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act Goes to California Voters

Since Californians began campaigning for a ballot initiative to ban cruel farm animal confinement systems six months ago, volunteers have collected nearly 800,000 signatures in support of the initiative. They needed only 433,971 valid signatures. This means that The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/)—to ban veal crates (http://www.noveal.org/) for calves, battery cages (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/eggs/) for egg-laying hens, and gestation crates (http://humanecalifornia.org/content/index.php?pid=41) for breeding pigs in the Golden State—is well on its way to securing a spot on the November 2008 ballot in California.

With the first (and arguably most difficult) hurdle passed, Californians for Humane Farms (http://www.humanecalifornia.org/) and its supporters will now band together to get the word out about the November 2008 vote. If passed, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act will end some of the cruelest practices in factory farming: the warehousing and confinement of animals in cages and crates so small that they cannot turn around, walk or extend their limbs.

The whole country will be watching the progress of this historic measure, as its passage will set a precedent that will have profound repercussions for factory farming across the country.

To subscribe: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/signup.htm

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From: Farm Sanctuary – info [at] farmsanctuary.org
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:40 PM
Subject: Correction: California Ballot Signature Campaign a Success

We do wish to specify that volunteers gathered approximately 500,000 signatures, and that the total signatures gathered equaled nearly 800,000.

For more information on this ballot initiative please visit: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/actionalerts/alert_campaign07_2.htm.

To subscribe: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/signup.htm

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