A new bill in California, if passed, would expand Proposition 2 to include all out-of state egg producers.

Proposition 2 requires pigs, calves raised for veal and egg-laying hens to have enough space to stand up, lie down, fully extend their wings or legs and turn around.

According to a recent report in the Press Enterprise, California’s egg industry so far is neutral on the legislation. Some Assemblymen feel this would level the playing field for California egg producers.

The new bill has been endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States.

To read the article in the Press Enterpriseclick here.

Meanwhile, another state has changed its animal-welfare rules. In Maine, legislation signed last week will prohibit gestation crates and veal crates in 2011. Read "Another state changes the rules on farm animal confinement."

Source: Press Enterprise