14 Jun '12, 6pm

The farm bill may be about to make a lot of chickens very happy

The farm bill may be about to make a lot of chickens very happy

In 2008, California voters approved Proposition 2 , a ballot initiative that established stricter guidelines for treatment of animals in the poultry and veal industries. Most notably, the measure eliminated the use of “battery cages ” for laying hens, small cages crammed with birds who are often unable to even stand. Prop 2 passed by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, despite strong opposition from egg producers across the country. Though full enforcement of the battery cage ban wasn’t mandated until 2015, many producers didn’t wait to make changes. Some moved out of state . Others implemented the changes early. A group of egg producers in this latter category have joined an unexpected crusade: a push to enact rules similar to those in Prop 2 nationally. The Los Angeles Times looked at this unexpected effort last month: In a rare alliance, the Humane Society of the United States and ...

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