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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reported that a challenge to California’s Proposition 12 has failed. Proposition 12 is the world’s strongest animal protection law.

Source: ABC10/Youtube

A judge upheld the initiative that prevents hen confinement, baby pigs in cages, and the sale of animals raised in the cages within California. The North American Meat Institute and National Pork Producers Council have both fought the law. In this instance, the North American Meat Institute brought the suit against the law.

Proposition 12 was voted on as a ballot measure in November 2018 and is expected to go into effect in 2022. “California voters have sent a loud and clear message that they reject cruel cage confinement in the meat and egg industries.” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said in November 2018 after the law passed. “Thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers and coalition partners who made this victory happen, millions of veal calves, mother pigs and egg-laying hens will never know the misery of being locked in a tiny cage for the duration of their lives.”

Proposition 12 will hopefully become the model for other states and animal laws will strengthen to help protect animals! Read more about the passage of Proposition 12 in One Green Planet.

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