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October 20, 2020 - Farm Progress

In California, another court loss for animal agriculture

In California, another court loss for animal agriculture
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Court decisions allow California law to dictate farming practices across the nation.

In December 2019, North American Meat Institute (NAMI) lost a case in a California U.S. District Court involving California’s Proposition 12. On October 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a three-page memorandum, stating the District Judge was correct.

This state law (more detail here) requires out-of-state producers, distributors, and sellers of pork and veal to meet California’s animal welfare standards, or the products cannot be sold in California.

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