The Ballot Question

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Ballot questions offer the state a unique way of making the public vote laws for their legislation. An important aspect to how laws are voted on is through ballot questions. Ballot questions are a suggestion for a type of law that the people vote on. Many people of the state do not know how these ballot questions get onto the ballot. This year there were four questions on the ballot. Question 3 was about how animals should have more freedom while they are in their cages. Question 3 was influenced by a lot of special interest groups ands news websites because they advertised a lot try to sway the public's opinion. Question 3 was heard a lot throughout the year and even more when the day to vote for the law was coming closer. This law will allow …show more content…
In the article it states “after years of outbreaks of foodborne pathogens like E. coli and shocking exposés of animal cruelty in corporate factory farms”(Stephanie Harris). The benefits of having less diseases in our food and stop them from spreading is major plus and many people would start to have people either vote yes or support question 3. In the article it also states that the animals are more likely to get diseased and that will get into the food since we sue them to make the food. “Caged hens have consistently presented a higher risk of Salmonella than cage-free hens, indicating a strong connection between cages and pathogen contamination.” (Stephanie Harris). This shows that it is more than just giving animals more space in their cages it is about the health of the people who consume the meat from the animals that get diseased. Many people do not want to eat something that had a disease or is still carrying a disease just because the cage is not big enough to fit the farm animal.One thing that many people that are against this law is how this law would affect the price of many of foods that effect it like eggs and other. In the article by Stephanie Harris it states that “The egg industry’s own studies, however, show that it costs only 1 to 2 cents more per egg to use cage-free methods.” This shows that it will not have big effect of the economy and that is what most people when making a decision, they think about how this law will affect their pocketbook. That is all the benefits of why voting yes on question

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