massachusetts voters pass historic animal protection law

massachusetts voters pass historic animal protection law

2021-6-25 · In 2016, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed what at the time was the strongest law for farm animals in U.S. history, An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals, known as Question 3. Since then, leading retailers, producers, and other states mandated even stronger standards in the shift to cage-free conditions for hens.

This historic law sets the standard for breaking the two party duopoly and electing leaders who are more representative of the people. In November of 2016, Mainers voted to adopt Ranked Choice Voting, and politicians tried to repeal it. But voters gathered 80,000 signatures in 88 days to put a “People’s Veto” on the ballot and stop the ...

2016-11-8 · Massachusetts voters Tuesday passed a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal, and eggs farmed and sold in Massachusetts come from …

2016-11-9 · Raimund Linke via Getty Images That’s one happy pig. Massachusetts voters on Tuesday passed a landmark law to protect farm animals from intensive confinement.

Treatment of animals on the ballot: This topic refers to ballot measures regarding the treatment and protection of animals, excluding hunting.Related categories include: hunting. Examples: Massachusetts Greyhound Protection Act, Question 3 (2008) Arizona Humane Farms, Proposition 204 (2006)

2021-7-17 · Summary: This table explores the state laws that address control and constraint of dogs, usually by leash. While most leash laws exist at the local/municipal level, some states do have leash laws during times of rabies outbreaks, after a dog has been declared "dangerous," in designated wildlife areas, or during the period between sunset and sunrise.

2018-11-6 · Then in 2016, Massachusetts residents voted yes on Question 3 to do the same. Today, Californians passed Prop 12. The meat and egg industries should take notice: Every time farmed animal protection is on the ballot, voters across the ideological spectrum vote yes, spelling an end to the days of cramming animals into tiny cages.

2021-4-27 · As background, when Commonwealth voters passed Question 3, An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals, it was the strongest farm animal protection law in the world.However, since then, leading retailers, producers, and multiple other states have mandated even tougher standards in the shift to cage-free egg production.

2021-7-13 · Animal Law Legal Center home page Animal Legal and Historical Center Web site. On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

2021-7-16 · Primary service animal law. MGL c.272, § 98A Physically handicapped persons with dog guides; public places or conveyances Other laws on service animals. MGL c.90, § 14A Protection of blind pedestrians crossing or attempting to cross ways; MGL c.129, § 39C Hearing dog business licensing; MGL c.129, § 39D Hearing dog trainer rights; MGL c.129, § 39F Service dog trainer rights

2018-2-7 · This law will now face a public statewide vote in November 2018. Since 2011, Massachusetts law has provided explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people – or those perceived to be LGBT – in employment, housing, education, and credit. But while there was an explicit non-discrimination law protecting Bay Staters from ...

2018-11-8 · On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters upheld a 2016 law preventing transgender people from being turned away from services based on their gender identity. The 68-32 vote ensures that transgender …

2018-11-6 · Massachusetts voters upheld a state law protecting transgender people, ensuring that they can continue to access public spaces in the same way as everyone else.

2016-11-6 · According to spokesman Billy Pitman, the Massachusetts governor plans to vote yes on Question 3, a ballot initiative that would ban certain restrictive means of confining farm animals in the state.

2021-2022 Massachusetts Legislative Session. The current session started on January 6, 2021 and ends on July 31, 2022. The deadline for bills to be filed was February 19, 2021. Usually, more than 6,000 bills are filed at the beginning of a session and another couple of thousand are late-filed. Legislators have until bills are reported from ...

2018-11-6 · In the early 2000s, voters in Arizona and Florida banned some of the cruelest farmed animal confinement. Ten years ago, California voters passed Prop 2 by a landslide to reduce farmed animal suffering. Then in 2016, Massachusetts residents voted yes on Question 3 to do the same. Today, Californians passed Prop 12.

2019-11-23 · Sixty-three percent of Californian voters passed Prop 12 in 2018, but the North American Meat Institute — despite such overwhelming support for this commonsense measure — requested a preliminary injunction to stop its implementation. The lobby group claimed the law …

2018-5-22 · The initiative, Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, will be on the ballot this November in California! Read more about the ballot initiative in Animal Law Coalition’s report below. Original report February 22, 2018: Voters in Massachusetts …

2021-7-15 · Brief Summary of State Spay and Neuter LawsCynthia Hodges, J.D., LL.M., M.A. (2010) A majority of states have implemented mandatory spay and neuter laws to address the overpopulation of homeless animals. The goal is to decrease the number of unwanted animals that suffer and die on the streets, decrease the risk to public health and safety, and ...

2018-12-2 · The law also created the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Register of Historic Places, an official list not only of individual buildings and structures, but also of districts, objects, and archeological sites that are important due to their connection with the past. Federal projects—or those using federal ...

2021-6-28 · Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take the North American Meat Institute’s appeal of its lawsuit challenging Proposition 12, widely considered the world’s strongest law for farm animal protection.. Proposition 12 bans the extreme confinement of egg-laying chickens, mother pigs and baby calves used in the veal industry. The law also prohibits the sale in California of eggs ...

2020-6-30 · Massachusetts law requires that the Attorney General’s Office and the Secretary of State’s Office prepare certain voter information materials for initiative petitions that are eligible to appear on the November biennial statewide election ballot:. A ballot question title that will appear in the “Information for Voters Guide” published by the Secretary of State’s Office.

2021-5-21 · The act (H.R.689) aims to: Stop animals from being sold to labs by Class B dealers. Prevent random sourcing of dogs and cats that may be lost family pets. Remove any financial incentive for providing animals to labs -- which can lead to illegal methods for acquiring dogs and cats. There are other available methods to provide animals to labs ...

2016-10-7 · Voters in Massachusetts will decide next month whether to pass a far-reaching law to protect farm animals from extreme confinement, and polling suggests they will approve it overwhelmingly. The ballot measure targets practices that severely constrain animals for virtually their entire lives, including the use of veal crates for baby calves, gestation crates for mother pigs and battery cages for egg-laying …

2018-11-6 · Massachusetts voters upheld a state law protecting transgender people, ensuring that they can continue to access public spaces in the same way as …

Massachusetts. Massachusetts Ban on Leghold Traps Initiative, Question 1 (1996) Massachusetts Dog Racing Prohibition Initiative, Question 3 (2000) Massachusetts Greyhound Protection Act, Question 3 (2008) Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment, Question 3 (2016) Massachusetts Treatment of Farm Animals, Question 3 (1988)

2018-11-6 · Animal protection groups celebrate historic victory as Florida voters approve Amendment 13 to end greyhound racing Share TAMPA—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Doris Day Animal League are celebrating a tremendous victory in the campaign to end greyhound racing in Florida with the passage of ...

2016-11-29 · All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed this month by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm …

2021-6-11 · The bill has the potential to destroy hundreds, if not thousands, of important animal-protection laws, but here’s just one example: In 2016, the ASPCA worked to pass Question 3 in Massachusetts, a ballot measure that resulted in one of the most comprehensive farm animal-protection measures in the country. This law …

2019-1-5 · The recent midterm election included two big wins for animal protection. Voters in Florida approved Amendment 13, which will end greyhound racing in the state, and California voters approved Proposition 12 (“ Prop 12”), which sets minimum space requirements for confining farmed animals. Prop 12 also bans the sale of products produced out of state that do not meet these modest requirements.

2021-6-25 · The cracks started appearing a few years after Massachusetts voters in 2016 approved a ballot initiative that effectively mandated that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens.

2021-7-16 · The Division of Animal Health Shelter/Rescue program ensures the health and safety of animals coming into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through registration of individual shelters and rescue groups who operate adoption programs within Massachusetts or adopt animals into Massachusetts from other states.

2016-4-16 · Citizens for Farm Animal Protection, the coalition backing the Massachusetts initiative, had more than $925,000 cash on-hand as of January 22, according to state filings. Paul Shapiro, the vice ...

2021-7-16 · Burying mass murderers: the problem of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Huffington Post, May 2013 Excellent overview of Mass. burial laws, and the challenges facing difficult situations. "If the family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev rejects cremation as an option, then it will likely find that Massachusetts law will provide little assistance in securing a burial place for him."

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2016-11-11 · Thanks to over 5 million affirmative votes, the Massachusetts Minimum Size Requirements for Farm Animal Containment – also known as Question 3 – was passed this Tuesday.

Massachusetts voters on Tuesday passed a landmark laws to protect farm animals from intensive confinement. The initiative will eventually prohibit farming methods that keep animals severely constrained for virtually their entire lives, including the use of veal crates for baby calves, gestation crates for mother pigs and battery cages for egg-laying hens.