Massachusetts holding off new animal welfare law until Prop-12 ruling

Restaurant groups and pork producers have agreed to hold off on lawsuits targeting a Massachusetts law they say will only cause food prices to jump nationwide.

They are waiting until the Supreme Court hears arguments against California’s Prop-12 in October. The Massachusetts law requires larger enclosures for pigs and it was set to go into effect in just a few days.

The state has now agreed to not enforce the rule until 30 days after the Supreme Court rules on California’s law.


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