Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic (the “Clinic”) filed an amicus brief on behalf of multiple animal protection organizations and law professors in support of California’s Proposition 12––California’s 2018 referendum-based law that prohibits the in-state sale of pork, veal, and egg products if the animals were subjected to certain inhumane confinement practices. The Clinic and amici argue that Proposition 12 serves important local benefits to Californians by preventing complicity with cruel practices and allowing Californians to avoid eating the products of such harm. Their brief illustrates the brutality of the confinement practices addressed by Proposition 12 with photo and video evidence. On August 8th, the State of California and a coalition of Intervenor Animal Protection Groups further urged the Supreme Court to uphold Proposition 12 as a constitutional exercise of California’s police powers. The case is scheduled for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 11, 2022.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court’s Prop 12 Case" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 151.]