No Cramped Crates in Golden State

Last November, California voters passed Proposition 12, which will end the extreme confinement of farm animals in the state. As one of the most far-reaching laws for farm animal welfare to date, Proposition 12 ensures that, by 2022, eggs, veal, and pork produced and sold in California will come from animals raised in environments where they can move freely, extend their limbs, and turn around. The initiative strengthens preexisting California anti-confinement laws. It passed with an overwhelming 63 percent of the vote, gaining the support of more than 7.5 million California citizens. Currently, 10 other states restrict or outright ban extreme confinement of farm animals.