It’s cruel and inhumane to lock animals in tiny cages for their whole lives. It causes extreme suffering and increases food safety risks. Farm animals and California consumers deserve protection from such inhumane and substandard products in the marketplace. Many other states and food retailers have adopted cage-free standards—it’s time for California to follow suit.
YES on Prop 12 is a coalition of California veterinarians, family farms. animal shelters, farmworker organizations, food safety groups, and animal protection organizations. Prop 12 will be voted on in the November 2018 election to upgrade California’s laws relating to the extreme confinement of farm animals.
Prop 12 would require cage-free housing and improve space requirements in California for three types of animals who are typically confined in tiny cages on factory farms: baby veal calves, mother pigs, and egg-laying hens. It would also ensure that veal, pork, and eggs sold in the state come from operations meeting these modest standards.
Prop 12 is endorsed by:
- California Democratic Party
- United Farm Workers
- Center for Food Safety
- Farm Forward
- National Consumers League
- Organic Consumers Association
- California Labor Federation
Marin Humane has a long history of protecting all animals and we take great pride in basing our legislative decisions on fact, updated science, and improving the lives of animals. Of special note are the hundreds of California veterinarians and family farmers in support of Proposition 12.
This November, vote YES on 12!
For more information, visit YESon12ca.com