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‘A loud and clear message’: California passes historic farm animal protections

A campaigner for Prop 12 gathers signatures in California. Photograph: Talia Herman for the Guardian

The Guardian

It was a big night for California chickens, cows, and pigs as midterms voters overwhelmingly supported an initiative codifying the most progressive animal welfare protections in the world. California Proposition 12, which passed with more than 61% of the vote, sets specific space requirements for confined animals raised for food.