Today is Election Day! 2 years ago today, we were anxiously awaiting the results of Prevent Farm Animal Cruelty – Yes on Question 3. Little did we know, it would be an astounding victory with 78% of voters voting YES on question 3!
Animals aren’t on the ballot in Massachusetts this year, but they are on the ballot in California and Florida. We hope both campaigns are successful!
Similar to Massachusetts’ successful campaign in 2008, Protect Dogs – Yes on 13 is working to end the cruelty of Greyhound racing in Florida. Many racing dogs suffer injuries while racing, and according to state records a racing greyhound dies every three days on a Florida track. Eleven of the remaining 17 greyhound racetracks in the country are in Florida.
And similar to Yes on Question 3 in 2016, Californians have the opportunity to vote Yes on Prop 12 – Prevent Cruelty California. 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: 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.
*UPDATE – BOTH ballot measures passed in landslide victories!*