[Relevant excerpt] The committee also heard from Truro resident Candace Nagle, who requested that the committee support a ballot initiative that would result in Massachusetts curbing farm animal confinement. She said that 90,000 signatures needed to be gathered in the next few weeks to put the measure on the state ballot in 2016. The proposed legislation is supported by the Humane Society of the U.S., the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to name a few. Today, certain farm animals are unable to stand up, lie down, and turn around due to their extreme confinement. Pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens all fall into the category of animals most severely affected by this practice. The committee voted unanimously to support the initiative.