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McDonnell to push Prop 2 in this week’s Mutts

This week Patrick McDonnell, creator of Mutts, will use his strip to push California’s Proposition 2, a ballot measure that would stop factory farm abuse.

MM: Why is Prop 2 important to you, and what can your readers do to help?

PM: Because 20 million animals will be directly impacted, suffering less, if this measure passes. It will also send a clear message to the factory farm conglomerates that, once people are made aware, they will not tolerate the way most animals raised for food are treated in this country.

Prop 2 sets a new standard. If you live in California, you can be part of the solution by voting YES! If you do not live in California, you can tell your friends and associates who do live there about the importance of Prop 2. You can also work to get similar ballot initiatives started in your own state. Hopefully it will also make readers think about their own eating choices.

MM: A theme for this week’s strip seems to be that farm animals are speaking out and informing people of their plight. What would the animals say if they could really speak to us?

PM: Be kind. We are fellow beings sharing the wonder of this beautiful planet, and we are truly at your mercy.

The Mutts story-line began yesterday and runs through the week.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Lester
October/13/2008
@ 6:56 am

Meanwhile, back in the womb…(crickets)

Alan, good luck monitoring this thread.

#2 Rich Diesslin
October/14/2008
@ 10:14 am

Somehow a chicken with a big city back drop talking about cramped conditions seemed ironic. Of course a cartoonist is free to use their cartoon to stump an issue, just really had no clue until this article what the cartoon was about.

Ditto Mike.

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