Today, Florida voters will decide whether to make our state the first to protect pregnant pigs in our constitution. The proposed amendment:
Inhumane treatment of animals is a concern of Florida citizens; to prevent cruelty to animals and as recommended by The Humane Society of the United States, no person shall confine a pig during pregnancy in a cage, crate or other enclosure, or tether a pregnant pig, on a farm so that the pig is prevented from turning around freely, except for veterinary purposes and during the prebirthing period; provides definitions, penalties, and an effective date.
One of the things I love about my adopted state is how easily citizens can mess with our constitution, as demonstrated today by the Floridians for Humane Farms.

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Wow, do they allow calves-er-veal to be crated?

I'm a firm believer that animals are "under" humans, but have no time for cruelty to animals, and I like this law.

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