Florida Farm Animal Bill

Florida senator introduces a bill that would prohibit cruel confinement of veal calves and egg-laying hens.


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Calves raised for veal and hens raised for eggs must be given enough space to turn, lie down, and fully extend their limbs if a newly introduced Florida bill passes. Initiated by Senator Michael S. Bennett, the bill would make Florida the third state to have such protections for calves, hens, and sows. “Florida’s new bill is an important step towards granting farm animals the consideration all animals deserve,” says Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “We have an ethical obligation to treat them with respect.” Currently, seven states have made at least one form of factory farm confinement