About Cage-Free California

In 2008, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2, a ballot measure that — among other things — requires that by January 1, 2015, egg-laying hens raised in California be able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and fully extend their wings.

Five years after Prop 2’s enactment, with just one year to go before implementation, many California egg producers have not yet begun the process of converting their operations to come into compliance with the basic requirements of the law. And federal legislation to set a national standard for egg production has been blocked, for the time being, by opponents of Prop 2, including the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. Read more here.