Monday, October 27, 2008

Victory on November 4th: Let's Make it Happen

A week from today Californians will vote on Proposition 2, a landmark initiative for animals. The measure would improve the lives of 20 million calves, sows, and hens by banning the cruelest confinement systems in factory farming: veal crates, gestation crates, and battery cages.

This is a HUGE and unprecedented moment in the history of our movement. Never have we had the opportunity to help so many animals with a single vote. Cali is a top ag state, so the passing of Prop. 2 would send seismic ripples of reform across the nation and bring us a big step closer to the end of the cruelest practices in factory farming.

Big agribusiness is spending millions to defeat the initiative. We need to fight back!

If you've got just a few dollars to spare, please please please consider donating to the campaign. Every dollar will help get the truth about factory farming out to California voters. The campaign is struggling right now to pay for critical T.V. ads, so funding is super vital.

You can contribute at the Prop. 2 donation page, or my personal fundraising page.

Let's make November 4th a historic day for animals!

P.S. If you still need convincing, take a look at this undercover footage released by Mercy For Animals of Norco Ranch, Cali's largest egg farm. This cruelty would be ended with Prop. 2.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Contest Begins...

Schools are starting to get pledges signed up at their schools. Princeton's in the lead right now with 72 pledges, with Arizona State close behind. Over the next month, each of these schools (plus the others below) will work to get more pledges to get the message out to as many people as possible.

Check back here next week to see which school is in the lead...

Princeton: 72
Arizona State: 66
Other: 32
Dartmouth: 14
Kansas State: 13
University of Vermont: 13
Brown: 9
Case Western Reserve: 6
Total: 225