Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering

and Exploitation


By extending current animal abuse laws from pets to farmed animals, we can protect them from abuse.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

-- Margaret Mead



Focus of the Campaign

The PAUSE campaign is a ballot initiative filed for the 2022 mid-term election. Current animal abuse laws have a complete exception for farmed animals. The focus of this campaign is to define animal abuse for farmed animals; while allowing for animal agriculture to exist.

If enacted, the amended statutes would extend the basic animal abuse laws already written for dogs and cats to cows, pigs, chickens, etc. A subsection is added to maintain an exception for slaughter once the animal has reached adulthood.