Growing concern over the welfare of agricultural animals has led many states to pass legislation that mandates a fresh set of care practices. California did so in 2008, and many others have followed suit.
In 2009, the Michigan Legislature passed an amendment to the Animal Industry Act introducing a series of new standards for gestating sows, laying hens and veal calves. Included is the requirement of additional living space for gestating sows. By April 1, 2020, all producers in Michig
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