East Bay Animal PAC Endorses Libby Schaaf for Oakland Mayor

East Bay Animal PAC announced today that its Board of Directors and voting members unanimously voted to endorse Libby Schaaf for a second term as Mayor of Oakland.

Mayor Schaaf has a long-standing commitment to promoting the welfare of Oakland’s animal residents. From creating and supporting animal-friendly legislation as an Oakland city councilmember to her ongoing support of Oakland Animal Services and Oakland Veg Week, Mayor Schaaf has demonstrated an alignment with the mission of the East Bay Animal PAC. “There is much more work to be done for animals, and we believe of all candidates for the office of Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf is the most likely to achieve meaningful outcomes for Oakland animals,” said Michael Colbruno, co-founder and chair of the board of East Bay Animal PAC.

East Bay Animal PAC will host Mayor Schaaf on Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at Temescal Works, 490 43rd. St. in Oakland for a discussion about protecting Oakland’s vulnerable animal residents. Following Mayor Schaaf’s words, attendees will hear from other candidates on November’s ballot that the East Bay Animal PAC is considering endorsing. PAC members will be eligible to vote on endorsements.

(Pictured above: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, founding board members Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Tim Anderson, and PAC member David Goudreau)

East Bay Animal PAC Endorses Prop 12!

The East Bay Animal PAC is pleased to endorse YES on Prop 12. Prop 12 would require cage-free housing and improve space requirements in California for veal calves, mother pigs, and egg laying hens who are typically confined in tiny cages on factory farms. It would also ensure that veal, pork, and eggs sold in the state come from operations meeting these modest standards.

The vast majority of egg-laying hens, mother pigs, and veal calves caught up in the food system come from animals unable to engage in important natural behaviors, virtually immobilizing them for the duration of their existence. This important legislation would make it illegal to subject these highly intelligent, sensitive animals to this extreme confinement and illegal to sell products that come from operations that use those intensive confinement practices.

Farm animals and California consumers deserve protection from such inhumane and substandard products in the marketplace. Many other states and food retailers have adopted cage-free standards – it’s time for California to to follow suit and become a leader with cage-free standards.

Learn more and take action at http://preventcrueltyca.com.

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