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Oklahoma and Massachusetts Share the Stage in National Battle of Animal Ag Versus Animal Rights Activists

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:34:54 CDT

Oklahoma and Massachusetts Share the Stage in National Battle of Animal Ag Versus Animal Rights Activists While the battle over State Question 777 here in Oklahoma continues to be hotly contested- the much more urban state of Massachusetts appears to be ready to vote in favor of their State Question 3 which would prohibit the confinement of pigs, calves and hens if they're prevented from lying down, standing up or moving around freely.

HSUS and other animal rights activists are pushing hard for passage, as the measure will not just impact production in that state, where literally there is ONE farm that currently uses the practices that this proposal is all about. This measure is all about mandating to farmers in other states that they can't sell their veal, pork, poultry or eggs into their state unless they produce according to the laws of Massachusetts.

Latest polling numbers in Mass. show 66% of likely voters in favor of the measure.

We are hearing some of the same arguments in Oklahoma that are being proclaimed in Massachusetts- and it sure appears that the folks running the Vote Yes on 3 in Massachusetts campaign are the same folks behind the Vote No on 777 in our state. Check out the two websites by clicking here for Question 3 and clicking here for Vote No website on SQ777.

The similarities in the websites and arguments that parallel both ballot issues provides credibility to statements of those who support State Question 777 that this is not just an Oklahoma issue- but a larger battle between modern production agriculture and groups who have an agenda that includes eliminating animal agriculture in this country- and beyond.

If you are curious about what production ag interests are saying about Question 3 in Massachusetts- click here for the position statement of their Farm Bureau.

Closer to home- we encourage you to do your due diligence on SQ777- click here for our resources we have assembled on the State Question- including a link to the actual ballot language.




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