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Schwarzenegger signs landmark egg bill into law

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday signed legislation into law requiring that eggs sold in California come from hens that are not crammed into cages.

The law requires all eggs sold in the state as of Jan. 1, 2015, to come from hens able to stand up, fully extend their limbs, lie down and fully extend their wings without touching each other or the sides of cages.

The new regulations comply with the standards outlined in Proposition 2, which was approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2008.

The measure, which captivated  animal welfare advocates, was championed by the Humane Society of the United States as a way to protect hens and improve food safety for consumers.

"Californians have made it clear that they don't want unsafe eggs from hens crammed into cages, and we applaud the Legislature and governor for heeding this call," Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle said in a statement.

-- Robert J. Lopez

 
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WHAT THE HECK ?

NOW THEY WILL HAVE TO REDESIGN CAGES ON FARMS AND TRUCKS & THE BILL WILL GET PASSED ON TO ~

YOU GUESSED IT THE CALIFORNIANS HE LOVES TO HATE SO MUCH.

WEVE BEEN DOING IT THIS WAY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME .

NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THE BASKET CASE STRIKES AGAIN !

NO ONE READ READ THIS THING ON PAGE 901122 SUBSECTION 669779809~PARAGRAPH 8901 ~ARTICLE C YOU WOULD NEED A 2000 MAGNIFICATION LENS AND 6 MONTHS TO READ IT ALL.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ~ GOING OUT OF IT,S WAY TO DESTROY THE WORLDS 8TH LARGEST ECONOMY WITH ALL IT,S MIGHT .

BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WHEN LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA WAS SO LUCRATIVE.

That's the great news, We are humans.., treating those poor birds like dirt, they are the once who supply's us with healthy nutrition's, and delicious food and at least we can keep them in the humane stress free conditions. They are still a living thing....., and all living things are deserved to live in the natural conditions.
Just take what you need and be grateful, that you've been giving.

 
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