By BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer
North County Times
August 13, 2008
The sponsors of a farm animal rights initiative for the November ballot are suing the federal government and a trade group for allegedly devoting millions of dollars to defeat the measure.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board claims the department improperly allowed the Egg Board to set aside $3 million for opposing Proposition 2.
The plaintiff, Californians for Humane Farms, says the board is banned from using government money for political campaigns.
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