A proposal has been made that would amend Title 13, Chapter 29, Arizona Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 13-2910.07; RELATING TO CRUEL AND INHUMANE CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS.
If passed, the amended law would prohibit the confinement of pigs during pregnancy and young veal calves in small crates on factory farms. It would require that the animals have enough room to turn around, lie down, and extend their limbs.
If approved by voters, the new law would take effect at the end of 2012.
An Arizona ballot measure has been launched to ban certain farming methods in Arizona. The use of "gestation crates" for breeding pigs and the use of veal crates for veal calves are specifically targeted. The proponents of the measure must collect 200,000 signatures by May 31, 2006 to get the item on the 2006 ballot for consideration by Arizona voters.
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