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Pork prices could spike 50% thanks to a new animal-welfare law that says pigs must have more space, one of the US’ biggest producers says


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The CEO of one of the biggest pork producers in the US says a new pig-farming law in California could lead to pork prices rising by up to 50%.

The animal-welfare law, set to come into effect next year, requires farmers to give more space to egg-laying chickens, veal calves, and breeding pigs. AP reported that only 4% of pig-farming operations currently comply with the new rules, and that as a result, California is expected to lose almost all of its pork supply unless courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be details ⇒

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