The business of livestock and the impact of a California law on Ohio pig farmers
The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a pork-industry challenge to a California law setting animal-welfare standards for meat sold within the state.
The main provision of the law effectively bans widely used gestation crates by requiring at least 24 square feet of space per pig.
The National Pork Producers Council argues that the law is an abuse of state power and will lead to higher prices for consumers.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we look at a look at the intersection of industry, ethics and farming.
- Marina Bolotnikova, a freelance journalist focusing on factory farming
- John Gilbert, farmer in the Niman Ranch network of sustainable and humane family farms
- Jeff Sebo, clinical associate professor of environmental studies and director of animal studies program at New York University
- Cheryl Day, executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council
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