No more wire cages!

California bill seeks to ban import of cage-laid eggs

California legislators have taken a cue from voters by considering a new law that applies to out-of-state laying hens.

While the politicians cannot force other states to adopt laws similar to last fall’s soundly approved Proposition 2, they can apply those rules to imported eggs.

The state Assembly recently approved a bill that, if passed by the Senate, will ensure that imported eggs come only from hens that are given room to stand up, lie down and perform other natural behaviors.

Proposed by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, Assembly Bill 1437 would take effect in 2015, the same date Prop. 2 is put into action, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.