Nevada becomes 9th state to ban cages for egg-laying hens

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak just signed a bill into law making Nevada the ninth state to ban the sale of eggs that come from hens in cages. The measure also bans the cage confinement of egg-laying hens in the state.

Most hens used in the egg industry are confined to barren, wire cages called battery cages that are so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. A hen confined in a typical cage used by the egg industry has roughly the size of an iPad on which to live her life.

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