Humane Society Sues UC Over Caged-Hens Study

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States
is suing the University of California for allegedly stalling on releasing documents related to its study of Proposition 2.

The animal advocacy group claims the university has made no effort to produce requested documents on the basis and funding for a UC study that raised concerns about the caged-animal initiative.

Proposition 2 would require egg-laying hens to have enough cage space to spread their wings. UC researchers say it could cost the industry about $500 million.

The lawsuit says UC officials "could be purposefully delaying for political reasons" the release of the requested documents until after the November election.

Chief counsel Steve Drown says the university is responding to the Humane Society's request, and says the study was funded by solely by the university.
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Information from: The Record, http://www.recordnet.com/

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