SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Humane Society of the United States yesterday announced that almost 800,000 petition signatures have been collected in its effort to place a “Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” on California’s 2008 presidential election ballot, exceeding the number of required signatures by 82%. If enacted, the law will require California’s pork processors to eliminate the use of gestation crates; the state’s veal processors to eliminate the use of veal crates; and, most notably, ...

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