Arizona initiative development
The Arizona initiative, Proposition 204, to reduce confinement of
pregnant pigs and calves raised for veal, is being fiercely opposed by
the pig industry.
In the state of Arizona there is no veal production and only one
company raises pigs for food, PFFJ (Pigs for Farmer John).
The company clearly doesn’t want its consumers to see how pigs are
raised in today’s factory farms as it has denied entrance to reporters,
citing disease-related hazards as the reason.
One reporter, who even offered to undergo the same sanitizing
procedures as plant workers do, still was denied entrance; although he
got company approval to send its own crew in to videotape conditions
there. It says the media will have to rely on that video.
According to a state wide poll the majority of the surveyed support
the initiative (57% strongly and 21% somewhat) and only 13% strongly
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An excellent source of information to share is an article written by
Matthew Scully published in the Arizona Republic titled “A sunless
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