Niman Ranch Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Proposition 12

May 12, 2023 Niman Ranch

Niman Ranch, the humane animal care leader, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 12.“This is a truly watershed moment for animal welfare. Since day one, Niman Ranch has been one of the only companies to ban the use of crates for raising hogs and today our more than 500 independent family farmer partners proudly raise their pigs 100% crate free. We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision and this historic moment for humane animal care.”

North American Meat Institute: SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Lower Court Ruling on Prop 12 Disappointing

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the ruling of the Ninth Circuit in National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation v. Ross regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 12 (Prop 12 or the law):

Niman Ranch Releases Statement on Supreme Court Hearing Argument on California’s Proposition 12

October 18, 2022 Niman Ranch

The following is a statement from Chris Oliviero, General Manager of Niman Ranch, on the October 11th Supreme Court Hearing of California’s Proposition 12 (National Pork Producers Council vs Ross).

North American Meat Institute Calls for Moratorium on Prop 12 Enforcement

With California’s Proposition 12’s (Prop 12) January 1, 2022, effective date for pork looming and the rules implementing the law nearly two years late and far from final, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today called for a moratorium on enforcement to allow those subject to the law time to comply.

North American Meat Institute Asks Supreme Court to Review Case Against California’s Prop 12

The North American Meat Institute today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review an earlier ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the Meat Institute’s challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12: The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (Prop 12 or the law).