The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing that a 45-day public comment period for proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12 is now underway through July 12th.
The department is proposing to adopt regulations to implement Health and Safety Code sections of the Farm Animal Cruelty law which mandates confinement standards which include egg-laying hens, veal calves, and breeding pigs.
In 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12 called the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act.
That prop measure prevents animal cruelty by phasing out certain methods of farm animal confinement for covered animals raised in California.
Plus the measure covers products harvested from those animals, or immediate offspring of those animals in the case of breeding pigs, if sold within California for human consumption.
Any person interested may present statements or arguments in writing relevant to the action proposed have until July 12th to do so.