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CVMA Policy on Standards for Confining Farm Animals

The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), guided by The CVMA’s Eight Principles of Animal Care and Use, has thoughtfully considered Proposition 2, “The Standards for Confining Farm Animals.”

As experts in animal health and welfare, California veterinarians must balance scientific knowledge with ethical, philosophical, and moral considerations. While the CVMA supports the concept that animals should be allowed to turn around, lie down, stand up and fully extend their limbs when confined, we also believe that issues such as public health, biosecurity and good farming practices must be considered.

The CVMA firmly believes that any modifications of the current system should be made in consultation with California’s food animal veterinarians, the leading authorities on the health and well-being of production animals.

Disclaimer: The CVMA does not condone commercial advertisements about Proposition 2 that do not accurately reflect the issues addressed in the ballot initiative. We encourage voters to focus on the issues and make an informed decision.

 

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