Arizona to Transition to Cage Free Status

02/10/2020

Rep. Timothy Dunn has introduced House Bill 2724 into the Arizona Legislature. If enacted, the bill would eliminate conventional cages requiring alternatives, including barns and aviary systems.

 

The bill states: “From and after December 31, 2020, a farm owner or operator in Arizona may not knowingly confine an egg-laying hen in an enclosure with less than one square foot of usable floor space; From and after December 31, 2024, a farm owner or operator in Arizona may not knowingly confine an egg-laying hen in an enclosure that is not a cage-free housing system with less than one square foot of usable floor space per hen in multi-tiered aviaries, partially slatted cage-free housing systems; From and after December 31, 2020, regardless of where produced, a business owner or operator, may not knowingly engage in the sale of, or transport for sale, in Arizona either shell eggs that are confined in a manner that conflicts with the standards required in Arizona and egg products”.


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