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. And in 2010, California lawmakers enacted AB 1437, which requires that shell eggs sold in California, beginning in 2015, be produced in compliance with Prop 2.

Six years after Prop 2’s enactment, many egg producers have not converted 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 by opponents of Prop 2, including the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. Read more here.

The time is now for egg producers and retailers to comply with the law and go cage-free.

Egg prices in California: Read more here.

Read the timeline of events in California.