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'Bacon ban': Iowa congresswoman introduces EATS Act in response to California’s ban on certain meat products
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Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, is introducing legislation to protect farmers who supply animal products to California.
The legislation comes in response to California Proposition 12, or the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, which Californians voted to approve in 2018. The law, which will take effect in the beginning of 2022, aims to combat animal cruelty by requiring producers who supply food to or within the state to keep animals in spaces that are large enough for movement.
"It's first and foremost harmful to our Iowa producers. They're growing and selling high-quality pork, bacon, and eggs, and people across the country — across the world — eat Iowa bacon," Hinson told Fox News in an interview. "I think the California liberals who move forward with this plan think that bacon just comes from the grocery store."
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Hinson's legislation bans state and local governments from interfering with agriculture products from other states; reiterates the Constitution's Commerce Clause, which empowers Congress to regulate state commerce; and creates a federal call of action to challenge California's rule.
"It's a bacon ban, plain and simple," Hinson said.