Tuesday November 7th is Election Day here in the US and A. Voting with a pro-animal agenda is one of the easiest and most effective methods of activism. Hounded, Cowed, & Badgered has a great round-up of animal related ballot initiatives, including:
- Proposition 90 in California which, according to the HSUS, “would erode our ability to pass laws that protect natural resources, wildlife and habitat.”(Vote no on this one.)
- Proposition 204 in Arizona would end the cruelest confinement of pigs and calves. (Vote yes on this one.)
- Amendment 2 in Georgia would give constitutional recognition to the “tradition of fishing and hunting and the taking of fish and wildlife.” (Vote no on this one.)
- Proposal 3 in Michigan, which would establish a hunting season for mourning doves. (Vote no on this one.)
For New York City voters, refer to the League of Humane Voters’ guide. The LoHV blog highlights the pro-animal record of Frank Padavan in the 11th Senate District (Queens) and voices concern over the chances of Jonathan Bing in the 73rd Assembly District (Manhattan) and State Senator Jeff Klein in the 34th Senate District (The Bronx).