Animals Crushed it at the Polls

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Animals can’t vote, but people who want to protect them certainly did in the midterm election.

There’s no other way to say it: Animals crushed it at the polls in the midterm elections this week.

What many thought would be a very tight — and perhaps even unwinnable — ballot measure to ban greyhound racing in Florida turned out to be a lopsided shellacking. The 69–31 vote will not only help greyhounds in Florida, but likely in Iowa, as well.

In California, the strongest farm animal protection law on the planet was enacted, as voters overwhelmingly passed Prop 12 by a landslide 61–39 margin. The historic new law will require that eggs, veal, and pork sold in the state come from cage-free animals, regardless of where they were produced (including Iowa!).

For a roundup of other animal-related election news, here’s a more comprehensive overview. Not mentioned there but very interesting: With Jared Polis’ victory in Colorado, he may be the country’s first-ever vegetarian governor. (If you know otherwise, please let me know!)


P.S. Video of the week: You should be as happy as this pig over these election results!

Paul Shapiro
CEO & Cofounder, The Better Meat Co.
Author, Washington Post bestseller Clean Meat
Co-Host, Business for Good Podcast
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Husband of Toni Okamoto. Author of nat’l bestseller Clean Meat. CEO of The Better Meat Co. Host of Business for Good Podcast. 4x TEDx speaker.

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