October 13, 2016
http://news.wgbh.org/2016/10/13/local-news/watch-do-we-trea . . .
You'll be the judge on election day, do we treat farm animals humanely?
Both sides of the upcoming ballot question are here to make their case.
MSPCA advocacy director Kara
Holmquist (@KaraHolmquist) and Citizens
Against Food Tax Injustice's Diane Sullivan discussed both sides of the
Holmquist said that there is an extremely modest and common
sense measure. She said that there are thousands of hens in Massachusetts in
cages that aren't big enough for them to spread their wings, and we need to
treat animals as individuals.
Sullivan said that this ballot question
would only impact one farm in Massachusetts. She said it begs the question
why in Massachusetts we're dictating what other states do. Question three is
a social injustice she said, because it will cause harm to low income
families, who will see a significant rise in egg prices.
market is moving toward being cage-free, Holmquist said that we need to have
laws that at least set the same standards that McDonalds is doing.