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Prop 2

Happy New Year to California's Hens

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

For the past several years, egg producers have been dragging their feet, but now all that must cease. In addition to the New Year's celebrating we've been doing in general, let's specifically celebrate the fact that millions more laying hens in this country are now living cage-free.

Ellen's Baffling Hypocrisy

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jaclyn Simon

There are differences between human rights and animal rights, but they are related. We are all fighting the same beast, and progressive goals aren't a zero-sum game.

A Hate Crime You Won't See in Statistics

Mikko Alanne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mikko Alanne

Each victim of a hate crime is equally precious. Each is equally deserving of protection and justice.

The Fight Goes On

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

On the same ballot that we were granting more "rights" to chickens, a slim majority of voters were stripping rights away from our fellow Californians. This cannot stand. This will not stand.

Gays in a Cage

Michael Patrick King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Patrick King

Does the voting public of this great state of California, who correctly voted to pass Proposition 2 -- which legislated to give caged chickens more room in their cages -- have to actually see the cage that gay people have been put in all theses years to get it?

Living The Teenage Life; Peer Pressure and Carnivores

Chloe Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chloe Spencer

Even though you buy your nicely plastic-wrapped meat at the grocery store, it doesn't mean that what's in that package didn't suffer to get there.

Help Californians Pass Prop 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The greatest nation in the world, with the most innovative farmers, can do better than immobilize animals in severe confinement systems for their entire lives.

Making Sense of the Muckslinging

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Factory farm executives see the writing on the wall, and they know they can no longer get away with treating animals like commodities -- like nothing more than meat-producing machines.

Money Vs. Animal Rights Battle Rages Over California's Proposition 2

Grist | Carol Ness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You can bet that if all the animals in America had televisions -- as they do in San Francisco's SPCA shelter -- they'd be tuned in to California's ele...

Cal Prop 2 (Farm Animal Confinement) Interview

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

Learn more about California Proposition 2, regarding cruel confinement of farm animals. Check out my interview with a representative from the Yes on 2 campaign.

Not So Eggcellent

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

When I found out about the true conditions under which egg-laying hens labor, it was easy to eliminate the not-so-Incredible, Edible Egg from my diet.

Torture in the Henhouse

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

Prop 2 would not require that animals be free range -- but would grant farm animals the ability to move about, even while caged, is just basic decency.

Ammunition For Anti-"Cruel Confinement" Legislation Supporters (VIDEO)

ABC News | Dan Noyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Have you thought about where the eggs for your breakfast come from? We're getting the first look at new undercover video taken at a Southern Californi...

Vote "Yesh!" on Prop 2

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Markarian

Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip MUTTS, has dedicated a full week beginning this Sunday to the theme of protecting farm animals from cruelty.

The Best Medicine on TV

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Markarian

The YES! on Prop 2 campaign launched two new television ads this week in California, showing voters statewide the cruelties of factory farming.

Moving the Needle Forward on Animal Welfare, Food Safety, and the Environment: Vote YES on Prop 2

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathy Freston

If the measure passes, factory farms in the largest animal production state in the country would have until 2015 to change their ways.

In Their Opinion, Prop 2 is a No-Brainer

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

While some other newspaper editorial writers fell for the scare tactics of Big Agribusiness on Prop 2, plenty of opinion leaders have taken a thoughtful and careful look at the measure.

Herd on the Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Passage of this modest, but crucial, ballot measure in California will surely change the calculus for farm animals elsewhere by demonstrating that Americans have no tolerance for gratuitous cruelty.

California Schemin'

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

The nation's largest egg producer is also one of the dirtiest; It has been cited numerous times for spilling chicken manure and chicken parts into rivers and streams.