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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 (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 48,869 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 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 the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. 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.
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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