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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama's Attorney General Luther Strange has now joined a
lawsuit to stop California from imposing laws on Alabama, and other states, regarding
the way eggs are produced.
A.G. Strange joined the lawsuit on Wednesday in order to
prevent the California law, which requires that eggs sold in stores may only
come from chickens that live in larger-than-normal cages, from going into
effect. Alabama is one of the top 15 largest egg producers in the United
States, producing a total of 2.13 million eggs in 2012 according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. Many of these eggs are sold in other states,
Alabama, consumers are free to make their own choice of which eggs to buy at
their grocery stores, and it is preposterous and quite simply wrong for
California to tell Alabama how we must produce eggs," Strange said. "This is
not an animal-welfare issue; it is about California's attempt to protect its
economy from its own job-killing laws by extending those laws to everyone else
in the country."
Voters in California passed a proposition, in 2008, that
requires its own egg producers provide either free ranges or larger cages for
hens. After egg producers stated that this would put them in an economic
disadvantage with other states, California added in provisions that extended
the mandate to any eggs imported from other states to be sold in California.
citizens of California made a choice for their own state, and when they
realized it would harm their egg producers, they made an unconstitutional
decision to spread the damage to other States," Strange said. "If
California can get away with this, it won't be long before the
environmentalists in California tell us how we must build cars, grow crops, and
raise cattle too."
Strange and the Attorney General of Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and the Gov.
of Iowa are asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
California to declare the law invalid and stop the enforcement. They argue that
the law is a violation of the Commerce and Supremacy Clause of the U.S.
Constitution and the Federal Egg Products Inspection Act. The law is set to go
into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.