Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AVMA Urges Against Prop 2

AVMA says Prop 2 is not 'in animals' best interests'

Rod Smith

The American Veterinary Medical Assn. (AVMA) issued a statement this morning cautioning that the California ballot initiative on farm animal housing, Proposition 2, or Prop 2, has an "admirable goal" but also establishes requirements that could, in fact, harm the animals covered in the initiative. AVMA said these requirements "ignore critical aspects of animal welfare" and fall short in improving animal welfare because they do not "adequately consider other factors."

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Supporters of Prop 2 in California fail to realize the consequences that the passage of this bill will bring. The AVMA has tried to share their concerns about the change this could bring. Not only will this be a detriment to the health of these farm animals, it will run the entire industry out of California and more than likely into a foreign country.

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