Forced Molting

Bills Killed

Unfortunately, bills introduced in the States of Washington and Illinois that would have banned the forced molting (starvation for profit) of hens used for egg production in those states were killed by the agriculture committees to which they were referred. We thank everyone who urged their state representatives to support these bills in response to our Action Alerts in the Spring issue of PoultryPress. Support for the legislation was expressed by both state legislatures and both bills were the basis of strong education campaigns. Similar legislation is expected to be reintroduced in the near future, so be ready!