This election, MA approved a ban on dog racing that was attempted before and failed. You can read about it in the Boston Globe. Greyhound racing will be phased out there by 2010.
This election seemed to bring some small steps for animals in MA and CA, which I am glad to see. But I wonder if I'll live to see a world that comes to recognize the cruelty in factory farming and that makes enough change to make a difference. There is some hope, at least we are taking baby steps in the right direction.