Success! Prevent Cruelty California Makes the Ballot

California Secretary of State’s Election Division has officially announced that Prevent Cruelty California will be on the November ballot as Proposition 12.

If passed, the measure would improve the lives of millions of farmed animals by building on Proposition 2 — a 2008 initiative that prohibited California farmers from housing pregnant pigs, hens exploited for eggs and calves farmed for veal in cages or crates.

Despite opposition, Animal Equality and the Prevent Cruelty California coalition is determined to turn this measure into a law that will further protect pigs, hens, and calves. If successful the law would come into force in 2022.

“This is a critical milestone and we are beyond grateful to all those who collected signatures,” said Sharon Nunez, President of Animal Equality.

She added: “Together, we must ensure that as many people as possible vote YES on Prevent Cruelty California, moving us one step closer to a world in which all animals are respected and protected.”