Tuesday, December 16, 2014

California Mandates 70% More Cage Space for Hens

"A new regulation is set to take effect in California at the beginning of next year that will force hen houses to allocate significantly more room to each egg-laying chicken.

Birds, long afforded a minimum of only 67 square inches a piece, will now need roughly 116 square inches—a more than 70 percent increase...Egg prices could jump by as much as 20 percent in California as a result of the the new rules..." (Link).

Personally, I'm excited about this news. Happier hens make healthier and better tasting eggs. Actually, my only complaint is that this law doesn't go far enough. 116 square inches is still a small cage to spend your entire existence. 

How do you feel about this new law? 

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