California Proposition 6, Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption (1998)
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Treatment of Animals
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Proposition 6 prohibited the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the sale of horsemeat for human consumption in California. It also prohibited sending horses out of California for slaughter in other states or countries for human consumption. "Horses" is defined as any horse, pony, burro, or mule.
Proposition 6 also established felony and misdemeanor criminal penalties for violations of its provisions.
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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.
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.
- Official California Voter Guide to Proposition 6
- Smart Voter on Proposition 6
- Full text of measure
- November 3 California proposition election results
- Top Ten Contributors to the Proposition 6 campaign