The Humane Society of the United States has given California top honors for animal welfare for the sixth year in a row.

“This year, as for all six years that we’ve done this report, California tops the list for having passed the most animal protection laws, with Proposition 2 as just one of the strong measures that the state has adopted to help animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society.”

California has recently enacted Proposition 2, passed by the voters in 2008, which requires that all eggs sold in the state come from hens that can stand up and turn around freely in their cages.

SFGate reports here.