I also believe we have a moral duty to ensure animals are not abused.
But if it were an issue of whether somebody would literally starve if hens were not cooped up in egg factories, I would reconsider my position.
I don't think that's the case here.
And CA is not forcing a Missouri farmer to conform to CA rules. That farmer is free to sell his eggs in any other state, all of which have rules too.
I know a lot of people disagree, I just wanted to state my opinion. I'll not get into an argument.
That's how such decisions should be made, not at the point of a gun as many are suggesting.
The Organic label was developed to address many of the concerns people have. I notice that isn't enough; guns have been introduced into the picture to force their beliefs on people like me.
Farmers that raise chickens are soon out of business when they abuse their livestock and poultry. . Abused animals are not productive and lose money. It is not that complicated.