Friday, August 15, 2008

USDA Allegedly Sponsored Movement to Defeat Farm Animal Rights Bill

Sponsors of California's Proposition 2- the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, are sueing the USDA and the American Egg Board right now because of $3,000,000 that was allegedly set aside to defeat the bill. Californians for Humane Farms says that the board is not allowed to use government money for political campaigns. Proposition 2, if passed, would require farm animals to be in enclosures big enough for them to turn around in.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, somebody allocated $3 million dollars to defeat the simple request that an animal be housed in something just big enough TO TURN AROUND IN? This is BEYOND cruel. The fact somebody needs to even ask for this is just appalling. I can not imagine how terrible our meat industry must be for such cruelty to be institutionalized to the point where it's the norm, and people have to fight and battle to get some very very very basic standards met. Even turning around isn't enough. Can you imagine only being able to turn around your whole life? Geez.