With President Obama signing the Agriculture Act of 2014 on February 7th, California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (Prop 2), a leading animal welfare act passed by voters in 2008, stands firm. The final Agriculture Act does not include a controversial amendment that would have nullified the state specific animal welfare requirements. Thus, egg-laying hens in California must soon be able to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs while confined in their cages.

Download press release