United Egg Producers, HSUS Clash Over Ballot Measure

The Humane Society of the United States, a Washington-based animal rights activism group, has been collecting signatures in an effort to get its Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act on California's November 2008 ballot. HSUS officials describe the measure as a moderate reform that would require the state's veal, pork and egg producers to ensure that their animals have sufficient

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Humane Society of the United States, a Washington-based animal rights activism group, has been collecting signatures here in an effort to get its “Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” on California's November 2008 ballot.

HSUS officials describe the measure as a moderate reform that would require the state's veal, pork and egg producers to ensure that their animals have sufficient space to turn around and extend their limbs in any long-term enclosure.

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