Animals in factory farms often spend their entire lives cruelly confined in spaces so small that they cannot extend their limbs or stand up. This is not only inhumane but it is also unsanitary and unhealthy for people who consume the meat and eggs. Massachusetts voters have an opportunity to get a measure on the 2016 ballot that would end these confinement practices. I have been collecting signatures for this measure and have been encouraged by the number of residents who agree that these practices have no place in this state. If you see me or one of my fellow volunteers, I ask that you take a few seconds out of your day to sign your name to get this important measure led by Citizens for Farm Animal Protection on next year’s ballot.