A measure that proponents say would provide basic protection for 20 million farm animals in California has qualified for the November ballot.Seven years is a bit much.
California Secretary of state Debra Bowen certified the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act for the Nov. 4 general election.
The measure would mandate that farm animals including cattle, pigs and chickens would be given enough room to turn around and extend their limbs in the crates and cages in which they are confined by food producers.
If approved, the law would not take effect until 2015, allowing seven years for compliance.
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