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California Becomes the First 'Cage-Free' Egg State

California Governor Schwarzenegger has signed legislation requiring that all whole eggs sold in that state come from hens that are able to stand up, extend their limbs, and spread their wings without touching either one another or the sides of the cage.

The legislation comes two years after the passage of Proposition 2, which improved the standards for the treatment of animals on factory farms.

Planet Green reports:

“Of course, the hens will still be kept in cages, so the ‘cage-free’ term is still a myth, but for the chickens in California, it will make a world of difference. And the law doesn't come into effect until 2015, but it's a certain sign of a positive future.”

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