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2014-02-20 00:23:48

HSUS on record as accepting modified battery cages as an industry standard -- even in "cage-free" California SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today put into context the recent announcement by the United Egg Producers (UEP) that it will cease lobbying for Senator Feinstein's "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments" (S. 820). UEP president, Chad Gregory, acknowledged from the very start that the egg industry never expected...

2012-08-02 10:28:46

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, California egg producers, through the Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF), are filing a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit which challenges the legal validity of Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures. The suit was filed by William Cramer, a Riverside County egg farmer who is not a member of ACEF. While Cramer sets forth several grounds for his dispute with the law, ACEF's challenge to Proposition 2 is...

2012-07-26 06:24:56

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer egg prices could double in many states if an amendment to the Egg Products Inspection Act isn't passed by Congress, egg farmers testified today in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. 45,000 egg-industry jobs in 24 states could soon be at risk they said if this legislation isn't passed, allowing dozens of contradictory and unworkable state laws proscribing farm egg production standards to...

2012-07-25 18:20:33

Hearing on "Rotten Egg Bill" (S. 3239) Blasted for One-Sided Testimony SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing today on Senator Dianne Feinstein's controversial Egg Bill (S. 3239). The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and other animal protection organizations are crying foul. To the dismay of many, the live testimony has been limited to Senator Feinstein and four egg industry representatives. "This panel was...

2012-06-19 14:22:23

Farm Bill Amendment Would Have Killed California's Prop. 2 and Kept Hens in Cages SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and a coalition of animal protection organizations are applauding the Senate's rejection of Senator Dianne Feinstein's controversial "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239) to the Farm Bill. Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's measure is modeled on a similar bill (H.R. 3798)...

2012-05-24 14:22:28

"Rotten Egg Bill" Would Kill California's Proposition 2 and Keep Hens in Cages SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and a coalition of animal protection organizations today expressed outrage over Senator Feinstein's introduction of "The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239). Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's measure is modeled on a similar bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt...

2012-04-18 06:28:46

New Animation and Ad Campaign Expose "The Rotten Egg Bill" SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today announced the escalation of its campaign to stop the "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (HR 3798). Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, HR 3798 was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year. A Senate version is expected. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/DC89710 )"The egg industry...

2012-02-06 10:10:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggology, Inc., a leading processor of liquid organic and all natural egg white products, has became the first California egg products company to commit to having 100% of their egg products made from Proposition 2 compliant eggs, and to have all of their cage-free products made from Certified Humane® eggs. Proposition 2, passed by Californians in 2008, mandates that all chickens must be raised outside of restrictive battery cages by...

2012-01-23 23:34:00

Bill Would Keep Hens Locked In Cages Despite Overwhelming Public Opposition SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today announced its opposition to H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.). If enacted, the bill would stop cage-free laws in their tracks, despite the overwhelming desires of the American public. The amendment seeks to codify an agreement reached in 2011...

2011-11-18 10:44:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal rights advocates are crying foul over the way Oak Brook-based McDonald's treats the hens used to produce its Egg McMuffins. Shocking hidden-camera video exposing startling animal abuse at a McDonald's egg supplier was released today at news conferences by the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals. The video reveals hens crammed in cages so small they can't fully stretch their wings, dead birds left to rot in cages with hens still...