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Two identical bills currently moving through the Iowa state legislature would force most grocery stores to carry eggs from chickens cruelly confined in tiny cages.
Not only would these bills require business owners to sell a product their own customers find objectionable, they would unnecessarily prop up the cruel “battery cage” industry.
Right now, most egg-laying hens spend their entire lives confined in crowded battery cages that are so small, they can’t even spread their wings. Hundreds of leading grocers around the country have already decided not to support this cruel practice: Costco, Dollar Tree, Walmart and others are listening to consumer demand and have promised to end the sale of these eggs over the next few years.
HSB 623 and SF 2242 are an attempt by the factory farming industry to make it illegal for grocery chains to switch to exclusively cage-free eggs. Urge your legislators to oppose these desperate measures.
Please take a moment to call your state senator and representative now. Look up your legislators' phone numbers. You can say, “As your constituent, I urge you to oppose HSB 623 and SF 2242. The government shouldn’t force stores to carry products they and their customers don’t want—products that are unsafe, inhumane and hurt Iowa’s responsible family farmers.”
After your call, use the form below to send a follow-up message. Editing your message will help it stand out.