New California Law May Make Bacon Harder To Get

A new law set to start at the beginning of next year may make bacon much harder to get in California.

The state is set to begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved by voters in 2018. It requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves, according to the Associated Press. 

National veal and egg producers are optimistic that they can meet the standards of the new law, but only 4% of pig operations are currently complying with these new rules. Thus, “[U]nless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market,” according to the AP. 

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