What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Nevada enacts cage-free legislation

11 June, 2021

Nevada announced it would become the 9th state in the U.S. to ban cages for hens. A newly passed bill bans the caging of hens in Nevada, and also requires eggs sold in the state to be from cage-free facilities, no matter where the eggs were produced. This legislation also requires specific enrichments for hens, like perches, dust-bathing areas, and nests, plus a minimum of one square foot (.09 square meters) per bird. The minimum space requirement goes into effect on July 1, 2022, and cage ban and enrichment requirements go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
As a result of this law, 3.5 million egg-laying hens per year will have improved lives.This makes Nevada the ninth U.S. state to ban cages for hens in the egg industry, following Utah (announced March 2021), Colorado, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.