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Cage-Free Laying Systems

Protect Interstate Commerce Act reintroduced in 2019

Rep. Steve King continues push against states imposing animal production laws on other states, this time with help from key Democrat
U.S. Rep. Steve King has reintroduced the Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), a piece of legislation that failed to gain full congressional approval as part of the 2014 and 2018 farm bills.
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Bill seeks delay of Michigan cage-free law effective date

Under new legislation approved by Michigan House and Senate, cage-free egg law would not take effect until 2025
The Michigan House of Representatives by a 79-29 vote has approved legislation that would postpone the effective date of a previously passed law that would require that all eggs produced in the state come from cage-free laying systems.
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Is it time to reconsider caging laying hens?

Consumer beliefs that cage-free egg production automatically leads to higher layer welfare do not stand up to scrutiny.
Choosing the right housing system for laying hens must consider a variety of demands, and cages may be the best option when considering competing concerns.
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California voters pass anti-cage Proposition 12

61 percent of votes cast in favor of law that calls for eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free systems
California voters approved the Proposition 12 ballot measure, which calls for all eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems by the end of 2021.
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Fox News brings Proposition 12 egg issue to masses

Network with a reputation of biased reporting examined both sides of the issue with those against animal confinement proposal having the most convincing arguments
Say what you want about Fox News and whether they are biased in their reporting when it comes to right-wing versus left-wing politics.
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