Prop 12 Passes In California – Hurting Agriculture And Families

PROP 12 PASSES IN CALIFORNIA – HURTING AGRICULTURE AND FAMILIES

Don’t Let This Happen Again

Proposition 12 Passes in California

Mid-term elections in California dealt a heavy blow to the agricultural industry, one that will be felt by other states as well. Proposition 12 passed with over 60% approval on November 6th, 2018 and effectively pushed more regulation onto producers by banning the sale of any veal, egg or pork that does not meet the minimum requirements in the state of California. Furthermore, if another state does not meet California requirements, they will be banned from selling their produces in California as well.

This will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the veal, pork and egg industries. However, the effects will also be weighing on the shoulders of the public. This law will create many problems:

• Higher costs for producers, which in turn, will create higher costs at the grocery store
• Many producers will leave the state; hurting local economy
• Many out-of-state producers will no longer supply food to California

How Did HSUS Get This Prop Passed?

Prop 12 was written, funded and marketed by the Humane Society of the United States. It was passed by an alarming amount of votes because the HSUS used their typical deceiving tactics to push people into voting, “yes.” The Prevent Cruelty California Committee, along with the HSUS, raised over 13 million in funds to campaign for this proposition. They also paid people to gather enough signatures in order to get the proposition onto the ballot; the cost to get the required signatures – 365,800 total, was reported at $2,199,613.72.

Agriculture Needs to Wake Up

As a strong voice for the ag community, Protect The Harvest worked diligently to educate and inform both the agriculture community and the public of the consequences the passing of Prop 12 would bring. Purchasing television ads and billboards in large cities requires a significant financial commitment. For reference, to purchase a 60-second tv ad in Los Angeles, it will cost over $17,000. A traditional billboard will cost between $1,000-$10,000 for 4 weeks in Los Angeles.

The agriculture industry needs to come together and provide financial support to combat the activities of these groups. During the campaigning for Prop 12, animal rights groups created PAC’s to raise money in support of their views. In contrast, agriculture organizations did not.

We must work together to pool donations in order to better support agriculture at a level that can surpass organizations like HSUS with their 13 million dollar investment. It can be easily accomplished with numerous, small donations made on a regular basis.

The truth is, our industry needs to come together and support one another better in order to prevent further threats by animal rights and other special interest groups against our livelihoods and our way of life.

For more information on what prop 12 does, please visit:

http://protecttheharvest.com/initiatives/protect-california-families-and-ag-producers/

DONATE

Please consider donating to Protect The Harvest.

Donate Today
PTH 2020 Fall Sundraiser
T-Shirt - I Protect American Tradition

Events

  • 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Conference

    Join us at the 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Conference. The dates include Monday, November 9, 2020 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 We would love to see you there!


  • 2nd Spring Round-Up VRH/AQHA Show

    Join us at the 2nd Spring Round-Up VRH/AQHA Show. The dates include Friday, May 28, 2021 - Saturday, May 29, 2021 We would love to see you there!


  • VIRTUAL-National Association of Farm Broadcasters-Trade Talk

    Join us at the VIRTUAL-National Association of Farm Broadcasters-Trade Talk. The dates include Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020 We would love to see you there!


NEWSLETTER

Government By The People

Events

  • Starts: Monday, November 9, 2020

    2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Conference

    Join us at the 2020 National Agriculture In The Classroom Conference. The dates include Monday, November 9, 2020 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    1 week from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, May 28, 2021

    2nd Spring Round-Up VRH/AQHA Show

    Join us at the 2nd Spring Round-Up VRH/AQHA Show. The dates include Friday, May 28, 2021 - Saturday, May 29, 2021 We would love to see you there!

    7 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    VIRTUAL-National Association of Farm Broadcasters-Trade Talk

    Join us at the VIRTUAL-National Association of Farm Broadcasters-Trade Talk. The dates include Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    3 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    NCBA Convention

    Join us at the NCBA Convention. The dates include Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Thursday, August 12, 2021 We would love to see you there!

    9 months from now
    Website Location