The proposition was opposed by industry groups, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) and Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“We are disappointed that the voters of
AVMA CEO Ron DeHaven said that veterinarians and animal welfare scientists would need to be involved in the implementation of the measure to ensure that the changes would improve conditions for the animals.
“If we're not careful, animal health and welfare problems could be precipitated that are as significant as the concerns Proposition 2 aspires to address,” he said.
Sources: American Meat Institute, National Pork Producers Council