California’s Prop 12 Is Now Law

Proposition 12, the California law that prohibits the sale of whole pork in the state that comes from the offspring of sows raised in gestation crates, is ready to be implemented.

After delays due to court challenges and the need to wait for a ruling from the Supreme Court, Prop 12 is now law.

The state has registered more than 1,250 producers and distributors to sell Prop 12-compliant eggs and pork.

To view the list click here.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts pork processors are challenging a similar law approved by voters. A major difference is the Massachusetts law, known as Question 3, does not allow transshipment of pork that does not meet the cage-free requirements. Massachusetts recently filed a brief opposing the companies’ efforts to stop the law.