May 7, 2018

Battle over cage-free hens resumes in Golden State

A coalition of animal welfare groups has gathered enough signatures to place a measure on the November ballot in California that would require all egg-laying hens be cage-free by 2022. Activists are optimistic that the measure will pass. The Humane Society of the United States’ California director, Crystal Moreland, recently said that polling shows 72 percent of voters in the state support it.

“Its passage will produce dramatically better outcomes for millions of animals, establishing a bright-line legal standard that cage confinement is forbidden,” HSUS Acting President and CEO Kitty Block said in a blog post announcing that the Prevent Cruelty California coalition had gathered enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. “Once approved, it will be the strongest law against farm animal confinement in the world.”  Read more

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