Last night brought the unfortunate news about the passing of Proposition 2 in California.  Unfortunate because of how short-sighted the ballot initiative is.  Unfortunate because it was driven by the million dollar budget of industry activists (e.g. HSUS and Farm Sanctuary ) – rather than truly being a grassroots effort.  Unfortunate because it places animals over humans. Unfortunate because it further sets the stage for a rhetoric driven society with little value for science. (more…)

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Florida was first on the radar screen for ballot initiatives.  HSUS, Farm Sanctuary and friends likely thought it wouldn’t really draw a lot of attention in a state without a major swine presence.   That alone tells you that these “animal protectionists” are not looking to “save” as many animals as possible.  However, they were right – the “pregnant pig” initiative flew under the radar screen of many ag groups.  When it subsequently passed, it set the stage for Arizona, Colorado and California. (more…)