The controversy over the new law on pigs in California | International

Rate this post

A new law in California will go into effect this Saturday and promises to improve the living conditions of the pigs whose meat is sold and consumed in the State. The voter-approved measure requires breeders to keep sows in crates with at least 24 square feet of space, where they can turn and stretch without hindrance.

The law had been delayed by opposition from producers, who argued that it would be too expensive to recondition the cages. They also warned of a possible shortage while they remodeled the facilities to meet the allowable criteria.

Some breeders have pointed out that breeding pigs fight with each other. With the law calling for the removal of gestation crates, which protected sows, farmers like Jared Schilling have had to implement additional technology to track animals and stop fighting.

However, the Supreme Court has upheld the law. The state has reached an agreement to allow pork slaughtered before July 1 to be sold in California markets and restaurants for the remainder of the year, giving producers time to adjust.

Follow all the international information on Facebook and Twitteror in our weekly newsletter.

Join EL PAÍS to follow all the news and read without limits.


Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.