Ending Intensive Confinement in California

In 2018, Californians voted to enact Prop 12, taking another major step towards ending the intensive confinement of farmed animals.

Updated

November 19, 2018

Work Type

Legislation

Status

Victory

Provisions go into effect between 2019 and 2021

Next Step

Case Closed

Legislation passed on November 6, 2018

In 2018, Californians voted to enact Prop 12, taking another major step towards ending the intensive confinement of farmed animals.

Expanding on 2008’s Prop 2 victory, which prohibited certain farm animals from being confined in a manner that would not allow them to stand up, lie down, fully extend their limbs, and turn around freely, Prop 12 requires cage-free housing and improved space requirements for three of the most abused farmed animals – calves raised for veal, mother pigs, and egg-laying hens.

Additionally, it mandates that products sold in California come from operations that meet or exceed these modest standards.

Prop 12 is now the strongest farmed animal protection law in the country with certain provisions going into effect by 2020, and all provisions enforced by 2022. The Animal Legal Defense Fund was proud to be part of a historic change for animals as a member of the coalition YES on Prop 12.

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