ALBANY — A proposal to make New York the latest state with a “cage free” egg law is ruffling the feathers of the agriculture industry.
The legislation was quietly introduced by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, an animal rights activist who serves on the Assembly Agriculture Committee. She has pioneered legislation to ban the declawing of cats. She has also promoted a bill to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores.
Rosenthal, in an interview with CNHI, acknowledged she has already encountered “vehement” opposition to her proposal from poultry industry representatives.
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