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Animal Welfare Archive

Standards for Confining Farm Animals Initiative

January 5, 2015

tlp799273Officially named the Standards for Confining Farm Animals initiative, California’s Prop 2 has kicked off in January 2015. The initiative is the result of a November 2008 referendum with 63% of the votes in favor and 37% against. As of January 1, 2015 a chapter has been added to Division 20 of the California Health and Safety Code to prohibit the confinement of certain farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The measure deals with three types of confinement: veal crates, battery cages, and sow gestation crates.