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Debate Over Mass. Ballot Q3 On Conditions For Animals, Consumer Concerns03:07

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Backers of the state ballot question to place new restrictions on farming practices for eggs, veal and pork argue it's the humanitarian thing to do.

Opponents warn it could be costly to consumers. How costly became the focus of a debate at UMass Boston on Tuesday.

The debate is hosted in part by WBUR's Radio Boston. To see Part 2 of our special four-week Election Ballot Debate Series, hosted along with UMass Boston and The Boston Globe, click here.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.


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