More than 10 years ago, Michigan’s agribusiness leaders agreed to phase out the cruel practice of locking farmed animals in cages so small they can barely move. But the industry is now trying to quietly and unilaterally weaken that agreement, leaving millions of animals to suffer for years to come.

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In 2009, leading animal protection groups, lawmakers, and Michigan’s agribusiness industry agreed on a law to eliminate extreme confinement practices. The law required that meat and egg producers phase out the most inhumane forms of caging for mother pigs, calves raised for veal, and hens used for eggs. But now that the law is coming into full effect, the agribusiness industry—led by large egg corporations—is quietly working with a few lawmakers to significantly weaken it.

Science confirms what common sense already tells us: that locking an animal in a cage so small she can barely move causes her to suffer greatly. It’s morally wrong, and numerous successful Michigan family farms that eschew such cruelty have shown that it’s completely unnecessary. Moreover, because animals in cage-free facilities are healthier, they’re less likely to spread dangerous bacteria into Michigan’s food supply. That’s why the Center for Food Safety opposes Senate Bill 174.

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Michigan Farmer Partners

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  • 29th Street Farm Stand
  • 3rd Day Farm
  • Ann Arbor Seed Company
  • Applewood Orchards, Inc.
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  • Community Farm of Ann Arbor
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  • Elemental Foods Inc.
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  • Martinson Family Farm
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  • McManus Southview Orchards/Farm Market
  • Michigan Christmas Tree Association
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