Election 2018: Prop. 12, The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative

28 min
at 9:30 AM
Eggs sit in a crate at Lundy's Home Cooking on August 26, 2010 in San Rafael, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposition 12 lays out specific minimum dimensions for the living space allotted to farm animals raised or sold in California. Voters passed a similar law in 2008, but that proposition did not include specific measurements. Animal rights groups are split in their support for Proposition 12, with groups such as PETA arguing that the measure actually perpetuates inhumane practices on factory farms. Supporters of the measure, like the Humane Society of the United States, say current law does not go far enough in protecting animals. We'll discuss the nuances of Proposition 12.

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Guests:

Bradley Miller, director, Humane Farming Association; spokesperson, Californians Against Cruelty, Cages, and Fraud and the No on Prop. 12 Campaign

Josh Balk, vice president, Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States

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