Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a new law this week, requiring that all eggs sold in the state must come from cage-free hens by 2024.
What are the details?
The legislation mandates that farm operations with more than 3,000 hens must provide a “cage-free housing system” for their animals, providing them with “enrichments…including, at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas.”
According to The Oregonian, “by 2024, all eggs produced or sold in the state must come from cage-free hens.”
The Human Society of the United States hailed the measure in a statement released Monday, calling it a “monumental win for hens confined in tiny cages in the egg industry.”
HSUS announced that “with Oregon’s new law, the entire West Coast region of the United States now has the strongest laws in the world for egg-laying hens.”
Violation of the new law can result in a fine of up to $2,500.
The Oregonian noted that a handful of other states have similar cage-free laws, including California, Massachusetts, and Washington.
In 2017, 13 states sued to try to block Massachusetts’ cage-free ban, claiming it was unconstitutional because Massachusetts required that all eggs sold in the state must come from cage-free hens regardless of where they were produced.
According to the Texas Farm Bureau, the egg-producing states fighting Massachusetts argued cage-free laws “have cost U.S. consumers up to $350 million in higher egg costs.”
11 thoughts on “Oregon passes law mandating all eggs sold must come from cage-free hens”
She is one ugly.boy.
‘The legislation mandates that farm operations with more than 3,000 hens must provide a “cage-free housing system” for their animals, providing them with “enrichments…including, at a minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas.”
conditioning for FEMA camps LMAO!!!!
THIS BITCH AINT GOT GOOD SENSE. IS THERE A SHORTAGE OF FOXES, COYOTES, AND WOLVES IN OREGON? A SHORTAGE OF SNAKES?
OL’ KATE IS A REAL WINNER. IS SHE UP FOR SELECTION NEXT TERM?
Might be alone on this but gotta say I hate to see any animals raised in inhumane conditions. The suffering that chickens go through in mass production is cruel and horrible. They barely have enough room to turn around and the cages are built on an angle so they have to use their muscles just to stand; this is so they will create bigger breast meat. Their beaks are chopped off, too and male chicks are ground alive off a conveyor belt. I do not think this is what the creator intended for us to do to his creation. I don’t want the state managing any of this but I do think there is a way to raise animals for food without putting them through such suffering.
Agreed, Galen. It’s like satan took control of the circle of life and added suffering to increase mammon, along with the “joy” of sadism. It’s absolutely not necessary and f’d up to the nth degree.
God bless you, Martist.
Not alone Galen
Not at all
I know some who became vegetarian because of the cruelty inflicted on food source animals
I do too , my wife
AGREED…… “RAISE YOUR OWN” IF POSSIBLE, IS A GOOD START………..
Thanks, you guys.