Sign the Petition – Support the Egg Bill
A new bill introduced in Congress this year will amend the Egg Products Inspection Act. This legislation is good for consumers, good for egg farmers, good for grocery and foodservice companies, and good for hens!
The bill will require egg farmers to essentially double the space allotted for 270 million hens in the U.S. and make other important animal welfare improvements during a tiered phase-in period that allows farmers time to make the investments in better housing, with the assurance that all will face the same requirements by the end of the phase-in period. It would provide a uniform, national standard for all egg farmers rather than a patchwork of cumbersome and complicated laws in every state. The federal legislation protects interstate egg commerce and provides the nation’s egg farmers with a stable, clear future while ensuring consumers with an ample supply of economical eggs and a variety of choices.
The legislation is supported by United Egg Producers (which represents egg farmers producing 88% of the nation’s eggs), the Humane Society of the United States, National Consumers League, Consumer Federation of America, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Avian Pathologists, American Humane Association, and the overwhelming majority of American voters.