As a vegetarian of almost four years, I am against the killing of any animal for my consumption, period. However, with that said, I really couldn't care less what anyone else eats. Sure, I hate it when people flaunt their meat-eating in front of me or mock me for my choice, but I am not the type to push my views onto you... unless there is OUTRIGHT CRUELTY involved.
In the case of California Penal Code 599f, animals were protected from being tortured and disgraced before and during slaughter. Isn't it enough for them to be bred for meat? Why do people feel the need to intentionally HURT the poor animals before turning them into meat? Anyway, the case is being overturned by the United States Supreme Court, meaning that there is now NO protection for these animals whatsoever.
From the article on CNN, we can see that it WAS doing some good:
Now, I am not trying to start anything. Again, I do not care if you choose to eat meat. That's great for some people. THAT is not what I'm against. There are HUMANE ways to slaughter animals for meat, and my mission is to hope that you will CHOOSE to take the extra time to find out where your meat is coming from. I guarantee you that if you're getting your meat through fast food meals, though, that it is all factory farmed, and that the animals are NOT treated well. I urge you to read Jonathan Safron Foer's book Eating Animals (which can be found on Amazon or by visiting this link: http://www.amazon.com/Eating-Animals-Jonathan-Safran-Foer/dp/0316069884/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327374883&sr=8-1 ) He tells you why he still chooses to eat meat but how he makes sure it comes from the RIGHT places, not the cruel, inhumane ones.
Please make wise decisions regarding your food. No system is perfect, but some are much more ideal than others. Happy eating!