Egg prices likely to rise amid laws mandating cage-free henhouses

Egg producers have had six years to come into compliance with Proposition 2, and instead of using that time to convert to cage-free systems, they’ve simply sued and sued and lost every suit they filed while sitting on their hands.

— Paul Shapiro, vice president for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States, condemning the six Midwest and Appalachian states that have taken California to court over its laws requiring more spacious henhouses for egg-laying chickens (Reporting by the Los Angeles Times).