Prop. 204 is extreme yet simple hogwash

by 5m Editor
9 October 2006, at 10:52am

ARIZONA - Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines hogwash as swill, slop, nonsense and balderdash. Arizonans will recognize it as the new term of art on Arizona's political landscape.

It can be seen along the state's roadways and heard on local airwaves. And voters can expect to see and hear a lot of it through Election Day.

That's because "hogwash" best describes Proposition 204, an initiative pushed by out-of-state animal rights activists to ban common practices used by livestock producers to house breeding pigs and veal calves (though no veal production is in Arizona).
Proposition 204 would subject farmers to as much as $20,000 in fines and six months in jail.
The primary funders of the initiative, who operate in Washington, D.C., New York and California, take issue with the way Arizona farmers care for their breeding sows, whose offspring are used to produce fresh pork products for your family.
Source: Tuscon Citizen

5m Editor