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California Proposition 6, Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption (1998)

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California Proposition 6, also called the Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption Initiative, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in California as an initiated state statute.

Election results

California Proposition 11 (1998)
Votes Percentage
YES 15px-600px-Yes check.png 4,672,457 59.4%
No 3,195,619 40.6%
Total votes 7,868,076 100%

Ballot Language

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Makes possession, transfer, or receipt of horses for slaughter for human consumption a felony. Makes sale of horsemeat for human consumption a misdemeanor.

Campaign Spending


Supporters of Proposition 6 spent $1,206,835. The top contributors to pass the measure were:

  • Sue Maloney Stiles: $200,000
  • Sherry Ellen Deboer: $180,000
  • Sidne J. Long: $125,000
  • Tina Long: $125,000
  • Political Animals PAC: $80,927
  • MPL Communications, Inc.: $71,000
  • Friends of Animals Inc.: $63,305
  • Comm. for Prop 6 Sponsored by the Humane Farming Action Fund: $21,000
  • Humane Farming Association: $20,000
  • Phoebe Hearst Cooke: $20,000


No contributions in opposition of Proposition 6 were reported to the Secretary of State.

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