Proposition 2

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Proposition 2 on next month's statewide ballot would set new standards for confining farm animals, including pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal and egg-laying hens. Veal and pork aren't big business in California, but eggs are a $337 million industry, which involves some 20 million hens. Prop 2 would require that calves, pigs and chickens be confined only in ways that allow them to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely. Violations would be misdemeanors with penalties including fines up to $1000 dollars and/or 180 days in jail.

Credits

Guests:
Wayne Pacelle - Humane Society of the United States - @HumaneSociety, Julie Buckner - Chief Spokeswoman for the Californians For Safe Food

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton