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Midterm Election Debate: PETA v the Humane Society debate CA Prop 12 and animal confinement; Plus: Marriott hotel workers strike reaches one week

0:08 – Midterm Election Debate – CA Prop 12 – Farmed Animal Confinement Requirements

If passed, Prop 12:

  • Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens.
  • Requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free environment after December 31, 2021.
  • Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified meat and egg products derived from animals confined in noncomplying manner.
  • Defines sales violations as unfair competition.
  • Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon written certification by suppliers that meat and egg products comply with new confinement standards.
  • Requires State of California to issue implementing regulations.

0:09 – Bill Mattos is the President of the Poultry Federation, and opposes the measure. Then, we host a debate between two progressive stakeholders: 

PRO: Chris Holbein is the Public Policy Director for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States.

CON: Lindsay Dadko is a spokesperson for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

0:34 – Jennifer A. Gargiulo (@JenniandAuggieis Managing Director of SF Brewfest n’ Vegan Eats. She joins us to discuss vegan culture, nutrition, and benefits, and the upcoming festival in San Francisco this weekend Oct 13-14.

0:45 – Marriott Hotel workers strike reaches one week: Anand Singh (@anandanandis President, UNITE HERE Local 2- that’s the union representing more than 12,000 workers in the hospitality industries of San Francisco and San Mateo.

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