‘A seismic result’: European Commission set to ban all cages for farmed animals

UK government urged to match ‘historic’ change and not ‘trail behind’

Jane Dalton
Thursday 01 July 2021 03:27
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<p>About 119 million rabbits are raised for food in Europe every year, the vast majority of them caged</p>

About 119 million rabbits are raised for food in Europe every year, the vast majority of them caged

The European Commission has unveiled plans to ban all cages for farmed animals within six years, in decision hailed as historic.

The UK government, which claims Britain’s animal welfare standards are the highest in the world, is now being urged to follow suit.

The EU ban, which follows many years of campaigning by activists, will benefit more than 300 million hens, mother pigs, calves, rabbits, ducks, geese and other farmed animals every year.

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