HSUS, UEP Seek Federal Standards for Eggs

WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States and United Egg Producers today announced an agreement to work together toward the enactment of federal legislation that will establish new treatment standards for all 280 million hens involved in U.S. egg production.

The new standards will require the conventional hen cages currently used by 90% of the U.S. egg industry to be replaced by new, enriched housing systems. Each hen would have approximately double the s

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