All states should follow California’s example and make egg producers treat laying hens better.
By Jill Richardson / OtherWords
Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.
After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect. Instead of living in cramped cages that give each bird less room than a sheet of paper, the birds are going to get enough space to lie down, stand up, stretch their wings, or turn around.
That’s still not very much space. And it’s certainly not “Chicken Disneyland” as egg producer Frank Hilliker told UT-San Diego. [Read more…]