Animal Cruelty Amendment: Limiting Cruel and Inhumane Confinement of Pigs During Pregnancy

Article X, Section 19

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Inhumane treatment of animals is a concern of Florida citizens; to prevent cruelty to animals and as recommended by The Humane Society of the United States, no person shall confine a pig during pregnancy in a cage, crate or other enclosure, or tether a pregnant pig, on a farm so that the pig is prevented from turning around freely, except for veterinary purposes and during the prebirthing period; provides definitions, penalties, and an effective date.

Floridians for Humane Farms
7809 Afton Villa Court
Boca Raton, FL 33433-0000
(954) 946-1691
  Contact: Pamela Huizenga, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 48,869 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 488,722 
 ** Number currently valid: 506,779 
(View By District by County)

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 10/27/2000 
Undue Burden: 01/25/2001 
Made Review: 06/05/2001 
Attorney General: 06/06/2001 
Sent to Supreme Court: 07/05/2001 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/17/2002 
Made Ballot: 08/05/2002 
Ballot Number: 10  
Election Date: 11/05/2002 
 Votes For: 2,608,996   
 Votes Against: 2,155,911   

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