Bloggin' in the Bay: "Democracy never tasted so sweet in the Golden State"
Democracy never tasted so sweet in the Golden State
Last night, the Ballot Initiative Campaign Rally kicked off in San
Francisco with a strong show of support from Bay Area residents. Over
140 local animal advocates packed the halls of the SF/SPCA to learn more
about the benchmark drive to protect millions of animals in California
EBAA is committed to providing a strong base of support throughout the
13-month campaign to enact "The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act"
into law. In fact, EBAA volunteers have signed on to collect at least
6,000 signatures before February 28, 2008. Our signature gathering
efforts will be folded together with our public outreach for the
Lunardi's Abuse Campaign. You can join on by emailing
The Associated Press ran a story today about the new campaign to ban
battery cages, veal crates and gestation stalls in the Golden State.
Read an excerpt from the news story:
"Nineteen million chickens in California produce about five billion eggs
a year - making them the nation's fifth-largest supplier of omelets and
scrambled eggs. Now, animal welfare groups hope to change the way the
hens live and lay. The groups are collecting signatures for a ballot
initiative to give the hens more room to roam. The measure would force
farmers to change current practices that keep most egg-laying hens, veal
calves and pregnant pigs in small cages or boxes for most of their
lives. It would require that enclosures be big enough for the animals to
fully extend their wings or legs, lie down, stand up and turn around."
Over the last several years, EBAA has examined the actual living
conditions of animals in agriculture, especially egg-laying chickens, in
the California's Central Valley. Watch our mini-documentary about
California egg production online at
To learn more about animal cruelty in California agriculture, visit our
online hub at www.CaliforniaAnimalAgriculture.com.