Lawsuit challenges Massachusetts animal rights ballot initiative

New research finds that proposed rules will actually harm animals while driving up cost of food for Massachusetts families.

A lawsuit is asking the courts to toss out a proposed 2016 animal rights ballot measure in Massachusetts. The proposed initiative petition (No. 15-11) would create strict new regulations on farmers and place new restrictions on interstate commerce. Experts warn that the proposed rules will actually harm animals while driving up the cost of food for Massachusetts families.

Diane Sullivan, policy director for a Boston, Mass.-based advocacy organization and one of more than 450,000 Ma

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