On June 10th, the European Parliament will vote on the European citizens’ initiative “End The Cage Age”.
Report: Animal Equality Germany
After the hearing in the European Parliament on April 15th, at which the European citizens’ initiative “End The Cage Age” had the opportunity to argue in front of the committees for a ban on cage management, it is now the turn of the European Parliament to get out of the cage and to debate the future of agriculture in the EU.
The MEPs will vote on whether cages for animals in agriculture should be banned in the EU in the future.
Hundreds of millions of animals are currently living a dreary existence in narrow, barren cages in the EU.
The plenary session and the subsequent vote are scheduled for June 10th.
Our aim is, of course, for Parliament to vote in favor of banning cages.
That is why we will again specifically urge the German members of the European Parliament, who have not yet expressed their support for the campaign, to vote for an end to cage management until the plenary session.
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But there is also a petition from the “Albert Schweitzer Foundation”.
It goes to German MPs, but anyone can sign it.
Animal Equality Germany
And I mean…We are asking for a ban on the use of cages in animal farming.
In detail, we are asking for legislation prohibiting the use of:
• cages for laying hens, pullets, broiler breeders, layer breeders, quail, ducks and geese;
• farrowing crates for sows;
• sow stalls for sows, where not already prohibited
• individual calf pens, where not already prohibited
Even single boxes for calves should no longer be allowed in the EU.
The first stape is done, because…
….in April there was a sign of hope from Brussels for an end to cage farming; it was an overwhelming approval from the MEPs who spoke out in favor of abolishing cage farming in the EU and called on the EU executive to quickly submit a proposal for it.
The Commission has to officially respond to the ECI within the next three months.
We know from the past how closely the EU Commission supports industrial animal husbandry.
We have made the experience that the EU has totally failed in animal transport.
That is why we always must have a plan B when we negotiate with the EU Commission.
Because unfortunately she has the last word in this debate.
My best regards to all, Venus