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ASPCA Unhappy with Vilsack’s Comments on Prop 12

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was unhappy with remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on California’s Prop 12. ASPCA says Vilsack misrepresented the impacts of California’s Proposition 12 during a Senate Ag Committee hearing.

“It’s alarming to see Secretary Vilsack double down on his inaccurate comments about Proposition 12, furthering industrial animal agriculture’s false narrative about the impact of basic laws that spare animals from cruel confinement in cages and crates,” says Kara Shannon, director of farm animal welfare policy for the ASPCA. “Fifteen states have implemented bans on the extreme confinement of farm animals, representing the will of millions of voters.”

The group also says Senator Cory Booker’s line of questioning during the hearing aptly pointed out this isn’t just an animal welfare issue. It’s also a democracy issue. “We strongly condemn the Secretary’s comments suggesting Congress attempt to undo these critical laws,” the ASPCA says.

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