Supreme Court hears pork producers’ challenge to unlawful California animal rights law

In Politics by Michael Rae

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that could have an enormous impact on the future of animal agriculture and the availability of meat—and the price consumers pay for it.

The case pits the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, representing the nation’s leading pork producers—who raise, slaughter, and process meat from pigs for sale across the country—against the state of California.

The plaintiffs, Reuters reported, “are appealing a lower court’s decision to throw out their lawsuit seeking to invalidate a 2018 ballot initiative passed by voters barring sales in California of pork, veal[,]