California’s one-party Dem state has passed virtually every insane leftist proposal that’s been offered up.
Legalize shoplifting? Sure. Universal health care we have no idea how to fund? Why not. Demand trucks go electric? Absolutely. Legalize eating roadkill and ban fur? Done.
The raft of leftist agenda items including assorted animal rights nuttery including various agenda items that have raised the price of basic staples like eggs and now bacon.
A coalition of California restaurants and grocery stores has filed a lawsuit to block implementation of a new farm animal welfare law, adding to uncertainty about whether bacon and other fresh pork products will be much more expensive or in short supply in the state when the new rules take effect on New Year’s Day.
With Dems in power in California and D.C., it’s a safe bet that the answer is they will be. Much as with the supply chain crisis, California Dem regulations combine with the overall Biden economy to create even more misery for American families.
Since voters approved Proposition 12 by a 2-to-1 ratio in November 2018, state officials have missed deadlines for releasing specific regulations covering the humane treatment of animals that provide meat for the California market.
Of course they have.
Virtue signaling is easy, but figuring out how to do things is hard. But, much as with legalizing shoplifting and spending billions subsidizing street junkies in the name of fighting homelessness, the voters voted for this.
And they’re getting what they voted for. Not what they thought they voted for, but what they actually voted for.
Most hog producers haven’t made changes to comply with the law. And now a coalition of business owners is seeking more than a two-year delay.
California’s agriculture and health departments have said the voter-backed measure didn’t give them enough time to approve final regulations. The agencies were still accepting public comments for revisions in December. That means it could be months before final rules are approved.
Given that delay, the groups claim in the lawsuit that they can’t be sure they’re complying and could be subject to penalties stipulated in the law.
And they say socialism doesn’t work. It works beautifully.