Nevada passed a new animal welfare law to help chickens, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reported. The legislation requires that eggs sold in the state be from cage-free facilities.

“This is a transformational win for chickens. No animals—including farm animals—deserve to be confined in cages so tiny they can barely move,” said Josh Balk, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States. “I’m grateful for Assemblyman Howard Watts for sponsoring the bill and speaking out so passionately for its passage. And I’m thankful for Gov. Sisolak signing this bi-partisan legislation into law, guaranteeing millions of chickens will never have to suffer in a cage.”

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The law also bans caging of egg-laying chickens in the state and requires perches, dust-bathing areas and nests for egg-laying hens. Nevada follows eight other states in the cage ban, following Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Colorado, California, and Massachusetts.

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