Carol Ness

Carol Ness is a freelance writer whose articles still appear in the San Francisco Chronicle, where she was a food news reporter.

California’s Prop. 2 spurs big-bucks battle over farm-animal treatment

You can bet that if all the animals in America had televisions — as they do in San Francisco’s SPCA shelter — they’d be tuned in to California’s election returns on Nov. 4. A free-range chicken. On the ballot is …