Prop 2 – Cage Free In California

In 2008, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2, a ballot measure that – among other things – requires that by January 1, 2015, egg-laying hens raised in California be able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and fully extend their wings. And in 2010, California lawmakers enacted AB 1437, which requires that shell eggs sold in California, beginning in 2015, be produced in compliance with Prop 2.

Seven years after Prop 2’s enactment, many egg producers have not converted their operations to come into compliance with the basic requirements of the law. At the same time, many of the nation’s largest egg buyers, from McDonald’s to Burger King to Unilever, are requiring that their egg suppliers go cage-free. The time is now for egg producers and retailers to comply with California law and go cage-free.



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