Raise meat farming standards and require eggs to be cage-free

Prop 12 would be the most far-reaching law for farm animals in history, banning the sale of eggs, pork, and veal from caged animals in California.  The Guardian ran a feature about it headlined, “History in the making: California aims for world’s highest farm animal welfare law.” Here’s a brief and very informative NowThis video which perfectly sums up why Prop 12 is needed.

Prop 12 goes far beyond animal welfare issues and has broad food safety implications as well, which is exactly why Center for Food Safety and National Consumers League both endorse Prop 12.  Additionally, Prop 12 would help reduce some of the worst environmental and public health impacts of factory farming, which is why the California Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Earthjustice all endorse Prop 12.

Furthermore, Prop 12 will also mean more employment opportunities in the workforce and better working conditions for farm workers, which is exactly why groups like theCalifornia Labor Federation (which consists of 1,200 unions across the state), United Farm Workers, and over 100 responsible farmers all support Prop 12.

You can find a full list of the individuals and groups that have endorsed Prop 12 here.