Your editorial (“Bill’s defeat a win for animal welfare,” June 25) misrepresents my efforts to establish a national standard for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens.
In 2008, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2. This initiative required egg producers to increase cage size so birds could stand up and extend their wings. Read More
Its not easy being a chicken. Those raised for meat in China, for example, have lives that are so horrific farm managers feed them Prozac. Egg-laying hens in Californias factory farms are almost inevitably kept in wire-mesh cages so narrow they cannot even turn around. Read More