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Nevada passes cage-free egg production law

Utah, Michigan Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all have similar regulations.
Nevada governor Stephen Sisolak has signed into a law a ban on caged egg production by the end of 2024, the Humane Society of the United States announced June 8.
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IHOP eggs

HSUS says IHOP not leaping to cage-free eggs fast enough

Company promised to source only cage-free eggs by 2025, but to date, according to HSUS, only 5.2% of its eggs are from cage-free hens

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is putting pressure on IHOP and its parent company, Dine Brands, to expedite their transition to sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens.

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Steve Meyer

Proposition 12 effective date could be delayed

Litigation, lack of resources to enforce the law, potential gubernatorial recall could all factor into Proposition 12’s implementation
California’s Proposition 12 law is supposed to become effective on January 1, 2022, but the implementation of that law might be postponed, said Steve Meyer, economist with Partners for Production Agriculture.
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