California Sued By Missouri Attorney General Over Hen Safety Law
A California law meant to protect animals from inhumane conditions and humans from coming into contact with Salmonella has drawn the ire of other states that believe lawmakers have overstepped their bounds. The law in question is one that bans the sale of any eggs that come from hens that were kept in a space that didn’t allow them ample room to move around. Because that also means a ban on eggs from other states, the attorney general of Missouri (a state that is a major supplier of eggs here in California) has filed suit, alleging that California doesn’t have the right to pass such a sweeping law that extends to elsewhere in the country. A representative of the Human Society points out that eggs from fenced-in hens have a greater chance of becoming exposed to Salmonella.
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