Washington Vets Will Not Support Hen Initiative

by 5m Editor
6 April 2011, at 12:50am

WASHINGTON, US - As a result of a unanimous vote, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) does not support passage of Initiative-1130 should it make the November ballot.

Instead, the WSVMA previously stated its support for passage of Senate Bill (SB) 5487. The proposed legislation before the Senate in Olympia establishes a certification programme for commercial egg laying chicken operations that will provide the nation's strongest certification and audit protections for commercial egg laying birds.

The legislation is supported by the state's poultry and egg industry.

The signature gathering and I-1130 are supported by the Humane Society of the United States, Washingtonians for Humane Farming, and Farm Sanctuary.

Further Reading

- You can view the full statement from WSVMA by clicking here.