Four years ago, California voters approved Proposition 12 that requires more space for caged animals such as pigs and chickens. The new law not only expands on prior state laws regarding animal enclosures, but poses huge problems for agriculture merchants. Especially when it involves California’s agriculture department that will issue regulations based on the law after it took effect on New Year’s Day.
Consequently, hog farmers and grocers have filed legal challenges against Proposition 12 in hopes of delaying or overturning it. In one lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege a disconnect between the ballot proposals intent and how the state is implementing it. According to The New York Times, the parties in the lawsuit claim this will result in huge problems for all affected industries in and out of California including substantial disruptions such as greatly slowing or even halting pork sales and distribution.
Other states with similar rules ended up scaling back so, hopefully, Golden State legislators will duplicate such efforts. For example, after Massachusetts voters approved a similar ballot question to California’s in 2016, Bay State legislators realized their state’s agriculture industries might be negatively impacted and promptly amended the new law.
This just goes to show another sinister intent behind so-called animal rights laws. Restricted meat distribution that not only makes meat products unavailable or even in limited supply. Behavior modification in order to force you to not have the choice to eat meat and deny you protein to preserve and enhance your life.
PHOTO CREDIT: – Wood Grilled Hampshire Pork Chop (grilled pears, barley, chile) at the Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley, California – By Missvain – Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76530586