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Animal lovers everywhere rejoice! Massachusetts is now the fifth state to outlaw or phase out battery cages, the ninth state to outlaw veal crates, and the tenth state to outlaw gestation crates. It is now also the second state, after California, to ban not just the production but also the sale of products made using these cruel confinement systems. Soon the roughly 6.75 million hens raised each year to provide Massachusetts with eggs will get a significant upgrade in their living conditions.
The findings are based on long-term monitoring of some 3,700 vertebrate species spread across more than 14,000 distinct populations around the globe.
Scientists have tracked changes in the size of those populations, not how many species are threatened with extinction.
But the news on that front is not good either: experts now agree that Earth has entered only the sixth “mass extinction event”—when species vanish at least 1,000 times faster than usual—in the last half-billion years.