Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Look At Prop 2

The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat takes a look at Prop 2 this morning. That's the one that will prohibit keeping chickens in small cages, among other things. The P-D also takes a look at Sonoma County's egg industry.

As I mentioned earlier on, I'm sympathetic to the issue, but not sure how I'll vote on that one. After reading those two articles I'm leaning pretty much against Prop 2.

First of all, the price of eggs will almost certainly go up- cage free eggs costing $1.00 more than caged as it is. Food prices are already soaring. Not something we need to help along by voting for higher prices. I'm also worried about all or part of the state's egg industry moving out of state should this proposition pass.

There's still time to hear more arguments for or against so I won't commit myself to a yes or no vote just yet.


At 12:15 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Voting on the size of chicken cages? Only in Kalifornia.

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Well, I can see a concern for animals being mistreated. After thinking about it I figured the chickens can't be hatin' it too much if they're laying so many eggs.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

597(c) PC covers "cruelty" to animals. Will Prop 2 define an undersized cage as qualifying for violation of that statute and will we soon be voting on the methods of cage cleaning?
California Penal Code 599a, "provides that an individual, who can represent a non-profit organization [i.e PETA], can compel issuance of search warrants upon making a complaint under oath.
The empowerment of non-profit organizations [such as the whacko group PETA] to enforce California animal cruelty laws is further provided for in California Corporations Code Sections 10400 and 14502, ... representatives of such organizations can obtain "peace officer" powers with respect to animal welfare laws."
Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.


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