- Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States is targeting a state lawmaker it blames for stalling legislation intended to give caged chickens more room.

A bill that requiring that chickens have enough space to turn around in their cages is in limbo after the General Assembly recessed last week. The Humane Society criticizes Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski for blocking the bill.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1NBufUW ) that the group says Sosnowski is doing the “bidding of animal abusers” and plans to run print and TV ads against her.

Sosnowski, a South Kingstown Democrat, is chairwoman of the Senate’s Environment and Agriculture Committee. She said she opposes the legislation because a state livestock council that the bill requires more space than standards in any state without evidence it improves the welfare of hens.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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