The European Union will work hard to formulate new laws to end caged animal farming throughout the European Union by 2027.
This phase-out commitment was made after a petition calling for an end to this practice, which has collected more than one million signatures. The petition calls for a final ban on cages for farm animals such as rabbits, chicks, quails, ducks and geese.
Parliament stated that it will propose changes before 2023 in an effort to reduce “serious concerns” surrounding the welfare of caged animals. Some are placed in uninhabitable environments, and the animals cannot even stand up, stretch or turn around.
The European Union has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world. however, According to End the Cage Age reportAt present, 94% of farmed rabbits, 85% of sows and 49% of hens are kept in cages.
Olga Kikou, head of the European Union of the World Agricultural Charity Organization, said in a statement statement Today is a historic day, and it will “leave a legacy for breeding animals.”
“Factory farming is the biggest cause of abuse to sentient creatures on the planet. Stopping the use of cages is an important step towards ending factory farming,” Kikou said.