cage free environments en Northwest lawmakers crack open egg controversy <p></p><p>The Northwest egg industry is changing the way it houses chickens. But animal rights activists in Oregon and Washington say the change isn&#39;t going far enough.</p><p>Lawmakers in both Olympia and Salem debated the welfare of egg-laying hens this year. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has already signed one bill. A similar measure has been approved by the Oregon Senate and is awaiting action in the House.</p><p>Regardless, opponents in both states are launching ballot initiatives aimed at giving hens even more space. Wed, 25 May 2011 21:09:02 +0000 Chris Lehman 1674 at Northwest lawmakers crack open egg controversy