Advocacy Alert

California: Farm Animals Urgently Need Your Help in 2018!

California: Farm Animals Urgently Need Your Help in 2018!

Update—June 25, 2018: We hit a major milestone in farm animal protection: The Prevent Cruelty California Coalition, which includes the ASPCA along with The Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco SPCA, Center for Food Safety, San Diego Humane Society and many others, announced that Secretary of State Alex Padilla has certified its anti-cruelty act for the statewide ballot this November. It will appear as Question 12. Be on the lookout for updates on how to get the word out on “Yes on 12!” Read our blog post on the big news here.

The ASPCA is part of Prevent Cruelty California, a coalition of animal welfare organizations, farmers and veterinarians working to enact a ballot measure that would change the lives of countless farm animals across the nation.

Instead of a bill that must be passed by the state legislature, our goal is to put this measure right in front of you, the people of California, as part of the 2018 ballot. When you go to vote on November 6, 2018, you’ll also have the chance to vote YES on rejecting some of the worst forms of farm animal cruelty.

In California, it is illegal to cram veal calves, egg-laying hens and mother pigs into cages so small they can hardly move an inch. But cruel animal-confinement systems are still commonplace at industrial-style factory farms outside the state. The Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act would prohibit the importation of animal products that were produced using these barbaric and antiquated methods to protect animals as well as consumers who don’t want to support such cruel practices.

What You Can Do

Please considering joining our efforts today.

If you’re interested in helping us create a better world for farm animals, sign up to volunteer in California.

No animal deserves a life in a cage, and even just a few hours of your time can make a huge difference in determining whether California stops supporting these unnecessarily cruel and antiquated practices.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please email

Paid for by Prevent Cruelty California, Sponsored by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Major Funding by The Humane Society of the United States.