Report No. 269
a. Practices in European Union and other countries:
i. Europe: All member countries of the European Union (EU) have phased out the use of battery cages.
ii. United States of America: States of California, Michigan, Ohio, Oregan and Washington have adopted the policy of prohibiting or phasing out battery cages for egg laying hens.
iii. Bhutan: In 2013, Bhutan declared itself a cage - free country.