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Welfare Council says battery cages needed

01 September 1997
Welfare Council says battery cages needed

BATTERY cages can not be scrapped, says the Farm Animal Welfare Council. There is a risk of aggression and cannibalism among free-range and barn-reared chickens, says the Council.

Animal welfare campaigners disagree, pointing to the recent Compassion in World Farming report calling on the EU to ban cages.

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Welfare Council says battery cages needed

01 September 1997
Welfare Council says battery cages needed

BATTERY cages can not be scrapped, says the Farm Animal Welfare Council. There is a risk of aggression and cannibalism among free-range and barn-reared chickens, says the Council.

Animal welfare campaigners disagree, pointing to the recent Compassion in World Farming report calling on the EU to ban cages.

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Welfare Council says battery cages needed

01 September 1997
Welfare Council says battery cages needed

BATTERY cages can not be scrapped, says the Farm Animal Welfare Council. There is a risk of aggression and cannibalism among free-range and barn-reared chickens, says the Council.

Animal welfare campaigners disagree, poin ting to the recent Compassion in World Farming report calling on the EU to ban cages.

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Welfare Council says battery cages needed

01 September 1997
Welfare Council says battery cages needed

THE Farm Animal Welfare Council said battery cages could not be scrapped because of a risk of aggression and cannibalism among free-range and barn-reared chickens.

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) recently released a report calling for the European Union to ban battery cages. CIWF maintains that the aggressive behaviour could be abated by keeping hens in small groups with room for perching, foraging and laying eggs in nests.

Animal welfare campaigners rejected the claim that the animals exhibited aggressive traits when uncaged.

  • The Times 01/09/97 page 30

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