Proposition 2, the modest humane measure that would give animals the right to stand up and move around, passed in California by a wide margin of 63 to 37%.
What this shows is that when humane animal issues are put in front of voters, and the veil removed from factory farm practices, they will begin to support the animals.
Though opponents said it would put egg farmers out of business in California, that criticism ignored a shift that was already underway by major buyers such as Safeway, Burger King, and other food service operations. Chalk this up as a milestone in the animal welfare movement.
- Samuel Fromartz