A New Congress, Another Chance for HSUS-UEP Agreement to Become Law
United Egg Producers and The Humane Society of the United States expect legislation that would establish a national standard for hen housing will be introduced in Congress soon. Oregon Representative Kurt Schrader is expected to sponsor the measure in the House – with California’s Diane Feinstein expected to sponsor the Senate bill. The legislation comes out of an agreement HSUS and UEP made two years ago to transition the egg industry from conventional cage housing to enriched colony cage housing. The two groups have set September 30th as the target date for passage of the legislation.