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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:29 PM

Historic wins for farm animals in California, greyhounds in Florida

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In a vote that promises to benefit tens of millions of farm animals, California voters spoke loud and clear by approving Proposition 12. The measure, approved by a supermajority of 60 percent, creates a bright-line legal standard that prohibits the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole lives. It also requires that eggs, pork and veal sold in California meet this same standard. We are grateful to our coalition partners who helped make this victory possible.

In Florida, voters passed – by a nearly 69 percent vote – a measure to ban greyhound racing. We needed just 60 percent of the voters with us to win, and we took nothing for granted. Working with our allies at GREY2K USA Worldwide, the Doris Day Animal League and others, we gave it our all, and since Florida has 11 of the remaining 17 racetracks in the country, the vote to end racing here is a major step toward sounding the death knell for this cruel “sport.”

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Reply Historic wins for farm animals in California, greyhounds in Florida (Original post)
G_j Nov 7 OP
ailsagirl Nov 7 #1
hunter Nov 7 #2
democrank Nov 7 #3
Beringia Nov 7 #4
iluvtennis Nov 7 #5
Demovictory9 Thursday #11
dameatball Nov 7 #6
Honeycombe8 Nov 7 #7
UniteFightBack Nov 7 #8
Duppers Nov 7 #9
G_j Thursday #10
Raine Thursday #12

Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:58 PM

2. Progress!

I'm a bit more optimistic about the world, a bit happier today, that California's Proposition 12 passed. My fellow Californians got it.

Good for Florida too. The greyhound racing industry is rotten.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:06 PM

3. I'm happy about these first steps toward the humane treatment of animals.

As a country, we have a long way to go.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:20 PM

4. Great

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:39 PM

5. I voted Yes on 12 here in CA. Happy is passed.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:08 AM

11. me too.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:47 PM

6. Good news.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:18 PM

7. Wonderful news!!!! nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:26 PM

8. I've been following GREY2K for many years....this is a historic day for Greyhounds! nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:08 PM

9. Proud to say I supported the Humane Society's Legislative Fund campaign

Financially. They lobby their butts off getting these issues on the ballots.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:20 AM

10. Thank you!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:46 AM

12. I'm proud of my state California and Floridians

for doing this for the animals!!!

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