Vote YES! on 3 to prevent animal cruelty

 

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Thanks to the help of more than a thousand volunteers, we gathered more than 170,000 signatures from registered Massachusetts voters to qualify Question 3 for the November 2016 ballot. By voting YES! on Question 3, we will help protect animals from abuse.

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Op-Ed

Vote 'yes' to protect Mass. farm animals

By RACHEL GOULDER

Many residents of Massachusetts have driven by or even visited a local farm with their family. It may look like a beautiful picture right out of a calendar. But what many of you don't know is what really happens to farm animals on farms in Massachusetts that you do not drive by or cannot visit.

News

These chickens have a stress-free life - and a humane death. Yes, you can taste the difference.

By Sheryl Julian GLOBE CORRESPONDENT AUGUST 09, 2016

RAYNHAM — Newborn chicks arrive in the mail. When the postman doesn’t see Feather Brook Farm owner Arthur “Tad” Largey around, he puts the fluffy little yellow balls somewhere safe. They will grow into meaty birds, and eventually find their way onto restaurant menus or into elite butcher cases, and then, maybe, a cook will sprinkle one with fresh herbs and roast it until golden and juicy.

Letters to the Editor

State has opportunity to improve animals' lives

We in Massachusetts have a great opportunity at hand to help some of the most abused animals on the planet, and it is essential to support the ballot initiative that will prevent cruelty to farm animals. I’m excited to see that it’s moving forward (“SJC approves ballot question on cage-free eggs,” July 6). This initiative gives Massachusetts a unique opportunity to greatly improve the lives of farm animals by banning extreme confinement practices.

About the Issue

Citizens for Farm Animal Protection is a grassroots coalition working to prevent cruelty to veal calves, egg-laying hens, and pigs by campaigning for a YES! vote on Question 3 of this November's ballot. These animals are crammed into cages so small they can't turn around or extend their limbs. This practice is abusive and increases the risk of food safety problems, like Salmonella. We're a broad coalition of non-profit organizations, farmers and businesses, community leaders, and grassroots activists dedicated to enacting Question 3 to ban the cruel confinement of farm animals. Thanks to the help of more than a thousand volunteers, we gathered more than 170,000 signatures from registered Massachusetts voters to qualify for the ballot. By voting YES! on Question 3, we will help protect animals from abuse.

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