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California Proposition 2

In the US election, the voters not only vote for the president. They also vote for many other things. In some states, they vote for senators, in other states, they have referendum on new legislation. In California, proposition 8 snatch many headlines. Over half of the voters made the right decision to ban gay marriage. Homosexual is usually one of my favorite topics, but this time I am more interesting in proposition 2, banning inhumane treatment of farm animals.

Proposition 2 make it a legal requirement to give farm animal more space. Over 60% of California voters agree with the proposition. I always know California is a left leaning country, but I am quite surprise many people actually vote yes on this proposition. The obvious impact of this law would be price hike on meat and egg products. Modern farms operates on lean efficiency of lowering the cost of producing meat, increase space given to animals translate to higher cost. The cost will pass along to the consumers. The current economy is on the blink of recession, any increase on food price will affect the living standard of many people. The voters are unreasonable to vote against their wallet. On the worse case scenario, this law would kill half of the California farming industry as the increase cost make them less competitive against out of states producers. It seems the voters became the victims of brain washing propaganda of the animal rights interest groups. They gotta ask themselves a fundamental question, why is it wrong to have inhumane treatment of the animals? By definition, animals are not human, so they deserve inHUMANe treatments. Animals are our food, we should care how much they cost, are they healthy to us and most important of all, how do they taste. How they are produce should be none of our concern.