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Massachusetts cage-free hen space reduction in motion

Massachusetts standards for cage-free layer housing density are moving closer to similarities in the current UEP-Certified requirements, which could prevent an egg shortage in the state.
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill on June 24, 2021, that will change the housing density mandate of the 2016 Question 3 law.
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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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