California residents voted to pass a measure that will require by 2022 that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens. The measure also sets minimums on cage sizes for animals raised for pork and veal production, with calves requiring 43 square feet and pigs 24 square feet. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reportedly found that the law will result in price increases for eggs, pork and veal and will cost California as much as $10 million per year to enforce.

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