One of several new laws signed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Gilchrist on Thursday will require all Michigan egg production facilities to adopt cage-free practices, and will ban the use of battery cages and the sale of non-cage-free eggs in the state by the end of 2024.
According to the Humane Society, less than 3 percent of the U.S. egg industry had adopted cage-free practices in the mid-2000s. As of 2019, more than 20 percent of the country is cage-free.
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