We did it California! Prop 12 has passed!
November 6, 2018
Proposition 12, known as the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, has passed!
Last night, California approved the strongest animal welfare measure in history! Prop 12 will establish minimum space requirements for California calves used in the veal industry, mother pigs, and hens farmed for eggs. Not only will more space be provided for these animals, the measure will also ensure that food items sold in California are compliant with these modest standards. Furthermore, this historic measure will guarantee hens the ability to engage in natural behaviors that are prevented by cage confinement, including spreading their wings, moving around throughout the barns, perching, and dust bathing. This measure also applies to liquid eggs, which make up one-third of all egg production.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public Health shall jointly put into effect rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act by September 1, 2019.
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters and the coalition of organizations who have made this possible. This historic win for animals couldn’t have happened without you.