Vote down animal cruelty |

Vote down animal cruelty

The Humane Society has recently succeeded in getting an animal cruelty initiative on the ballot for the November election. The proposed law would make illegal the extreme confinement of farm animals practiced now in the industry, where animals are immobilized for their entire lives.

Congratulations and thank you to all of you who let us accost you in front of the co-op and who dutifully stood out in the cold to sign the petition. And thank you to the BriarPatch for allowing us to harass your customers for a good cause.

Getting the initiative voted in, however, is not likely to be a slam-dunk. The farm industry will spend a lot of money to defeat it and will point out, correctly, that the prices of their products will go up. We would willingly pay more for cruelty free food.

How much suffering are we willing to cause to save a dollar? Please vote.

– Chris Mills

and Jean Varda

Pike and Grass Valley

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