Grassley says Prop 12 battle will continue in ‘24

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says Congress needs to focus on legislative measures in the coming year that would reverse the effects of California’s Proposition 12 law.

“We’re learning that California is taking a very aggressive movement against animal agriculture and that’s going to obviously be detrimental to what we’re trying to accomplish here.”

Proposition 12 bans the sale of pork, veal, and eggs in California from animals anywhere in the country whose confinement does not meet minimum space requirements.

California accounts for 15% of domestic consumption of U.S. pork and Grassley says, “Some of this is being done because of animal rights, some of it’s being done because of the environment, but either way California wants to be different than most other states and they’re going to find out it’s going to drive up the price of their food. They aren’t too wise in other words.”

The transition phase is nearly complete for U.S. pork products to become Prop 12 compliant, according to the National Pork Producers Council.

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