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Animal Cruelty Amendment: Limiting Cruel and Inhumane Confinement of Pigs During Pregnancy

Article X, Section 19

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Inhumane treatment of animals is a concern of Florida citizens; to prevent cruelty to animals and as recommended by The Humane Society of the United States, no person shall confine a pig during pregnancy in a cage, crate or other enclosure, or tether a pregnant pig, on a farm so that the pig is prevented from turning around freely, except for veterinary purposes and during the prebirthing period; provides definitions, penalties, and an effective date.

Floridians for Humane Farms
7809 Afton Villa Court
Boca Raton, FL 33433-0000
(954) 946-1691
  Contact: Pamela Huizenga, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 48,869 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 488,722 
Statewide total currently valid: 506,779*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 10/27/2000 
Undue Burden: 01/25/2001 
Made Review: 06/05/2001 
Attorney General: 06/06/2001 
Sent to Supreme Court: 07/05/2001 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/17/2002 
Made Ballot: 08/05/2002 
Ballot Number: 10  
Election Date: 11/05/2002 
 Votes For: 2,608,996   
 Votes Against: 2,155,911   

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