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Proposition 2 will improve treatment of farm animals

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A Yes vote on Proposition 2 is the right thing to do, regardless of our political positions. Proposition 2 is a modest measure that reduces some of the inhumane torture perpetuated against farm animals in the food industry. It requires that calves, breeding pigs and egg-laying hens be allowed enough room to extend their limbs or wings, to lie down, stand up and turn around. So little, really, but think what it would mean if it were you in that cage! Currently, these animals are kept tightly confined, suffering in filthy cages for their entire lives. Calves are taken from their mothers and tethered by the neck so they can barely move — and that is their whole life. Pigs are so confined they cannot stand, and they bite their metal bars in desperation, causing further injury and pain. Hens are literally crammed into cages, living their entire lives in filth and misery. As a Bible believer, I don’t understand how anyone who believes the Bible would not want to be kind to the innocent and helpless! “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” — Prov 12:10. To believe the lie that animals don’t suffer, or to simply choose not to be aware of where our food comes from, is no excuse. Please — everyone — speak for the dumb, and vote yes on Proposition 2. Libby Prall Auburn