Thursday, January 10, 2008

EU Confirms Battery Hen Ban


Forbes reports on the EU ban on battery cages for egg-laying hens. The ban is set to go into effect no later than 2012, and the European Commission pointed to a new study that shows the ban will benefit animal welfare benefits without significantly harming farmers' incomes. Some leading supermarket chains in Britain announced last week they were planning to phase out sales of eggs from battery hens before the ban. The Telegraph reports here on the UK supermarkets' moves toward cage free options.

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