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Proposition 2

Better College Advising? In Michigan, There's a Bill for That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

April is college decision month, and it's bringing more than its share of anxiety this year. Applications are up at many popular colleges, which mean...

Steve King's Farm Bill Amendment Hurts Animals -- and California Farmers

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

The King Amendment is all about profits for Iowa Big Ag, at the tragic expense of hens, veal calves, sows, and California farmers.

Idaho Teachers To Get Performance Bonuses Despite Voter Repeal

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- Even though voters overturned the Students Come First laws, teachers who earned merit pay during the last school year can expect a payme...

Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

Today, a coalition filed a proposed initiative petition in Washington state to halt the use of battery cage confinement in egg production.There is a commercially viable alternative: cage-free production.

Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.

Change for Chickens (and the Nation)

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

In Ohio, half a million citizens signed petitions this year to place a measure on the statewide ballot to outlaw veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages.

Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Seven U.S. states have now enacted legislation to reform inhumane factory farming systems. But agribusiness officials in Ohio and their legislative cronies have vehemently opposed basic humane reforms.

Moving Forward for Farm Animals

Erin Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Williams

In 2008, Americans sent an unmistakable signal to Big Agribusiness that we will not tolerate the kinds of animal cruelty that had become standard. In 2009, let's work to accomplish even more.

California Leadin'

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There are problems with animal agriculture that still need attention, including painful mutilation of animals without anesthesia, the rampant use of antibiotics on factory farms, and waste generated by these operations.

Vegan Living

Katie Molinaro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katie Molinaro

No matter where you live there are creative and thrifty ways to help animals, which will also help you and the planet.

California Says Yes To Animal Rights

Treehugger | Alex Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yesterday, California voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of Proposition 2, a historic move that brings animals legal rights in the land of factory f...

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the Truth

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

In the No on Prop 2 commercial, we meet Dr. Kara Hutton and she's arguing the worst falsehood of all -- that human health depends on treating animals cruelly.

Vegans And Meat-Eaters Unite To Support California's Proposition 2

The Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Proposition 2, a sweeping California ballot initiative designed to improve the treatment that farm animals receive, will be decided by voters on Novem...

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.

Egg Industry Shill Plays The Race & Class Cards On Prop. 2

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Julie Buckner, Californians for Safe Food spokesperson, dissed the Humane Society, who's sponsoring Proposition 2, for being funded, apparently, by diamond-encrusted dog-loving dilettantes.

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.

Vote Yes on Prop 2 and NO to Industrial Farming

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

Eating is an experience, and when you know that what you are eating lived a short and miserable existence because of you it kind of ruins the taste of your food.

You Heard It On Oprah: Factory Farms Stink

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

That ringing you hear is the sound of the death knell for the "don't ask, don't smell" era of factory farming.

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...

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.

Ugly Death for Chickens

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

If you've accidentally sliced your finger while chopping tomatoes or something, you know how much it smarts, so imagine the agonizing pain these animals felt.

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.