Farm Animal Protection Act Initiative
The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS)
has initiated a California ballot initiative that seeks to “prohibit
the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them
to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their
limbs,” with some exceptions.
The Farm Animal Protection Act would
ban battery cages, gestation crates, and crates for calves used for
veal, effective 2015 and would likely cause production costs to
increase, which consumers might be willing to pay.
Animal advocates have until
October 1, 2007 to gather 433,000 signatures in order to put
the initiative before the citizens for a vote.
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