Colorado enacted a law on July 1 that will reduce suffering for egg-laying hens! The new bill, Senate bill 174, requires eggs sold in Colorado to come from cage-free hens by January 2025.

Starting then, all Colorado farms and those farms that sell eggs to Colorado must certify that their hens are cage free. Colorado joins Oregon, Massachusetts, California, Washington and Michigan in enacting similar legislation. Once the bill is fully phased in, about six million chickens will be spared from cages.

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Source: Shocking video shows chickens being left to die in cramped cages | Daily Mail

Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said, “This is a massive victory for chickens. Caged egg-laying chickens are among the most abused animals on our planet. They live in less space than the dimensions of a single piece of paper for their entire life. The cages are so small that they cannot even extend their wings, causing severe stress, frustration and deprivation that no animal deserves. The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Governor Polis for signing this bill into law.”

Hens in caged environments have little space and undergo psychological and physical harm while in caged environments. Read more about eggs and chicken treatment in One Green Planet, check out these articles:

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