Animal Rights ballot initiatives/referendums, passed by state.  Impacting animal agriculture, pet industry, animal ownership, hunting & fishing.


Ballot Designation   Year State Issue           Outcome/

     Voter %

PROPOSITION 117 1990    California      Prohibits hunting of mountain lions.   Passed 52% 

AMENDMENT 10 1992    Colorado      Prohibits hound hunting of black bears.  Passed 70% 

PROPOSITION 201  1994     Arizona Prohibits trapping.                   Passed 58% 

MEASURE 18 1994     Oregon      Banned bear baiting & hound hunting of mountain lions. Passed 52% 

MEASURE 3 1996     Alaska        Banned hunting of wolves and foxes.         Passed 58% 

AMENDMENT 14 1996     Colorado      Ban leghold traps and other body-gripping traps. Passed 52%

QUESTION 1 1996     Mass.  Banned trapping with steel traps         Passed 64% 

Initiative 655 1996     Washington Banned baiting & hound hunting of bears, cougars, bobcats, lynx.          Passed 63% 

Proposition 201 1998     Arizona Prohibits "cockfighting"   Passed 68% 

Proposition 4 1998     California Banned trapping Passed 57%

Proposition 6 1998     California Banned horse processing & sale of horse meat. Passed 59%

Proposition A 1998     Missouri         Banned "cockfighting" Passed 62%

Proposition 5 1998     Utah Implemented direct democracy requiring 2/3 majority for  Passed 56%

ballot initiatives pertaining to wildlife issues.

Measure 6 2000     Alaska Banned wolf hunting Passed 53%

Initiative 143 2000     Montana Prohibited new game farm licenses. Passed 52%

Amendment 10 2002     Florida Banned gestation stalls for hogs Passed 55%

Measure 6 2002     Georgia Spay/Neuter License Plate. Raises $$$ for HSUS Passed 71%

Question 687 2002     Oklahoma Banned "cockfighting" Passed 56%

Amendment 4 2004     Florida Expand gambling at racetracks Passed 51%

Proposition 204 2006     Arizona Banned gestation stalls & veal crates in animal agriculture Passed 62%

Proposition 2 2008     California Banned gestation stalls, veal crates, required "enriched cage system" Passed 63%

for egg-laying hens. 

Question 3 2008     Mass. Banned greyhound racing Passed 56%

Proposition B 2010     Missouri Onerous regulations for licensed dog breeders. Passed 52%

Amendment 1 2014     Missouri Constitutional "Right to Farm." Passed 50%

Amendment 1 2014     Florida Earmarks funds for "wildlife habitat." Passed 75%

Initiative 1401 2015     Washington Banned importation/trade "in parts" of elephants, rhinos, lions,  Passed 70%

pangolins, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, sharks, rays, marine turtles.

"In parts" can also mean seamen, which has harmed conservation/

breeding programs for these endagered species.

Question 3 2016     Mass. Banned gestation stalls for hogs, veal crates for calves, confinement Passed 78%

for egg-laying hens, forbids sale of veal, pork, or eggs from any 

facility which utilizes confinement.


Measure 100 2016     Oregon          Restricts intrastate sale of ivory, rhino horns, and parts from  Passed 70%

endangered species.  A very deceptive measure which has brought

great harm to true conservation of endangered species. 

Proposition 67 2016     California   Statewide ban on plastic bags Passed 53%

Proposition 12 2018     California Prohibits sale of veal, pork, and eggs from any facility which    Passed 63%

utilizes any kind of confinement.

Amendment 13 2018      Florida A very deceptive measure which banned Greyhound Racing Passed 69%



 

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