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Europe-wide ban on battery cages under threat

Animal welfare activists and a member of the European Parliament are making the best effort to oppose the campaign looking to delay a Europe-wide ban on battery-caged hens due to take effect in 2012. Not surprisingly, it is the British Egg Industry Council that wants to push the ban back another five years, claiming they want to support the ban but need a little more time to implement the changes. The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) also supports the campaign to delay the ban; however, an EU Commission spokesman said: “There is a report on the implementation of the directive due this year when the implementation will be studied but there are no plans for any relaxing of the rules.”

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