Pigs, hens, meat rabbits, ducks and quail are imprisoned in factory farm cages all over the EU. End the Cage Age will work on eliminating all of these cages. We need your help to bring about these changes.
They won’t happen overnight, but, with your backing, they will happen.
Every generation must make its mind up which injustice and cruelty to animals it is going to stop. The time has come for this generation to stand up and End the Cage Age.
A global problem
Across the world, billions of animals are farmed in cages.
In Europe alone, hundreds of millions of animals spend their entire life, from birth to death, in a cage.
Cages keep animals isolated, or tightly packed in confined areas. In the worst cases they are barren, provide minimal space and prevent even moderate exercise. Being kept in these conditions, even with excellent stockmanship, can have severe health and welfare implications for the animals involved.
The range of animals that are farmed in a form of cage in the EU is wider than many might think. Not only hens (in ‘enriched cages’), but pigs (in sow stalls and farrowing crates), ducks and quail and even rabbits are all farmed in cages.
So where are all the cages?
Much of the EU pig industry is completely ignoring basic welfare laws — leading to the suffering of millions of pigs. Compassion in World Farming has pulled together evidence from across Europe — join us in standing up for pig welfare by signing the petition:
- EU citizen? Take action for Europe’s caged animals by signing our European Citizens’ Initiative
- British resident? Sign our petition to British ministers asking them to End the Cage Age for all the UK’s farm animals.
And we mean…The biggest crime of humanity is factory farming.
Every year we kill over 50 billion animals. There are more breeding animals than wild animals. Animals today live in tormenting farms, we have degraded them from the living being to mass-produced.
Profit can only be achieved through mass.
There are countless videos of slaughterhouses showing how millions of animals live, what we, the human species, call “life.”
For a lifetime behind bars of a tight cage, born and raised in excrement, unable to move, without contact with conspecifics, without medical care when injured, in dirty cages, never breathe fresh air, never drink fresh water, never feel fresh grass under their legs, reach the farm “goods” through painful transports, the last stop of their “life”: the slaughterhouse.
This is the factory farming that we want to end.
We have to do it, we owe it to the animals.
Factory farming and farms are a crime of humanity against animals and offend against the ethics of modern civilized countries and societies.
My best regards to all, Venus