What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Washington State: ban on caged egg production by the end of 2023

9 May, 2019

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a ban on caged egg production by the end of 2023. The new law was passed in large part due to the advocacy of the Humane Society of the United States, which collaborated with both Democratic and Republican legislators and key stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
The measure builds upon previous work in states like California and Massachusetts where voters have passed transformational ballot measures against the cage confinement of farm animals in recent years. 
Washington’s new law phases out the production and sale of eggs from caged hens, regardless of where the eggs were produced.