Overall, voters favored animal protection interests in a
majority of the state ballot campaigns. Campaigns and Elections rated
animal protection as the number one issue on statewide ballots! Read the
results below (a star* denotes a victory for the animals):
*Measure 1 -- (oppose) - FAILED (36% to 64%) - would have barred all
citizen ballot initiatives relating to the protection of wildlife.
*Measure 6 - (support) - PASSED ( 53% to 47%) - will retain the
prohibition of same-day airborne ("land-and-shoot") hunting of wolves,
which Alaska voters banned in 1996.
* Prop102 - (oppose) - FAILED (38% to 62%) - would have required a
two-thirds supermajority vote to approve any ballot initiative relating
to the protection of wildlife.
Question 3 - (support) - FAILED (49% to 51%) - would have prohibited dog
racing and meetings at which betting or wagering on dog racing occurs.
* Initiative 143 - (support) - PASSED (52% to 48%) - will impose a
moratorium on new game farm licenses and will ban "canned hunts."
Question 1 - (oppose) - PASSED (77% to 23%) - will create a new section
of the North Dakota Constitution relating to the right to hunt, trap,
Measure 97 - (support) - FAILED (39% to 61%) - would have banned the use
of steel-jawed leghold traps & other body-gripping traps for recreation
and commerce in fur, and would have banned the use of Compound 1080
(sodium fluoroacetate) and sodium cyanide.
Question 2 - (oppose) - PASSED (60% to 40%) - will amend the Virginia
Constitution to establish "a right to hunt, fish, and harvest game."
* Initiative 713 - (support) - PASSED (54% to 46%) - will ban the use of
steel-jawed leghold traps and other body-gripping traps for recreation
and commerce in fur, and will ban the use of Compound 1080 (sodium
fluoroacetate) and sodium cyanide.
Animal-Friendly Candidates endorsed by HUMANE USA:
HUMANE USA (see www.humaneusa.org), the non-partisan, political arm of
the animal protection movement, endorsed many animal-friendly State and
Federal political candidates. Of the 236 endorsed candidates for U.S.
House and Senate candidate endorsements, over 95% were successfully
elected to office! For election results nationwide, see
For more information on legislation or how to find your
legislators, and past HUMANElines, visit http://www.hsus.org or http://www.fund.org
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