The European Parliament has voted for banning caged farming

The European Parliament has voted for banning caged farming

The European Parliament has voted for banning caged farming. Members want the European Commission to phase out caged farming by 2027.

558 MEPs voted in favor of the resolution – with 37 voting against the ban and 85 abstaining.

Committee members are now calling on the European Commission to phase out caged farming, possibly by 2027.

An ‘ethical imperative’

EU animal welfare standards already include certain restrictions on the controversial practice, such as tightly packed battery cages for hens. However, ‘furnished’ cages are still permitted in some countries.

The Commission is also being urged to propose a ban on the force-feeding of ducks and geese for foie gras production.

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