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Our Voices Have Been Heard: EU Bans Rabbit Cages!


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Scooby
- 248 days ago - greenparty.org.uk
Today history has been made. The European Parliament has just voted to end the use of cruel rabbit cages âEUR" a huge step forward for millions of animals!



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Kalliope M (27)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7:24 am
such great good News!!! - Thanks, dear Scooby

but I dare to ask, what will be further, if UK will get out of the EU - will there be cruelty for them again? I don't hope so!
 

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7:35 am
Thank-You Scooby ...... This is "AWESOME" !!!! Let's Hope that others will Follow and then we can Scrap Rabbit Cages all together !!!!!!
 

Scooby Snacks (96)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7:35 am
Thanks Kalliope, no, when we leave we can bring our own animal welfare laws back. The EU controls 80 per cent of our own laws, so we will be able to crack down on factory farming and allow dairy cows to roam free. The UK is a nation of animal lovers, and we get the animal welfare laws first and then others follow.
Please read Rosie's post : http://www.care2.com/news/member/682558567/4042115

Here is an extract:

High standards of animal welfare is one of the hallmarks of a civilised society. We have a long tradition in this country of protecting animals, often many years before others follow.

Around 80% of animal welfare rules are part of EU law. Leaving the EU means we have the chance to reaffirm our support for the highest standards of animal welfare. It also gives us the opportunity to strengthen protection for animals as we design a new system of farm support to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

In the debate I have tabled in Parliament, I will call on the Government to ensure that the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill maintains animal welfare standards at a level at least as high as they are today.

That does not necessarily mean every dot and comma of EU law in this area needs to be set in stone. There may be legislative options which maintain prevailing standards, but deliver that outcome in a more flexible way that better suits our domestic circumstances.

But the end result should be retention, not dilution, of laws which safeguard farm animals in this country; and our goal for the future should be further strengthening of that protection.

Food and farming is one of the most important sectors in the UK economy. We should use the CAP replacement to incentivise a move away from intensive industrial farming methods such as zero-grazing for dairy herds. Not only can intensive farming lead to unnecessary animal suffering, it can also involve the over-use of antimicrobials contributing to antibiotic resistance problems.

Continued financial support for agriculture is vital if we are to maintain high animal welfare standards. Whilst methods of good animal husbandry are being developed to keep the costs of maintaining animal welfare standards at reasonable levels, humane forms of agriculture will often cost more than intensive industrial production.

So agricultural support payments will be needed to ensure food produced with high welfare standards is not priced out of the market by cheaper less compassionate alternatives.

It will also be important to ensure that animal welfare is a significant consideration in future trade talks. We should not be afraid to ask those countries who wish to sell into our market to commit to acceptable standards of animal welfare. This should be reconcilable with WTO obligations, so long as a consistent approach is taken to different countries.

And lastly I will ask Ministers to bring forward legislation to bring to an end the export of live animals for slaughter in mainland Europe (exports to Ireland across our land border don’t give rise to the same concerns and should continue). The enforcement of rules protecting animals transported over long distances is patchy and great suffering can occur. Live exports would probably have been banned long ago if Westminster not Brussels had been the decision-maker. It is time this cruel trade was stopped once and for all and I would like to see a ban come into force on the day we leave the EU.

Theresa Villiers is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7:48 am
Yeeeeeeees!
 

Monika V (447)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 8:03 am
Great news!!
Thanks for posting dear Scooby!

 

Lisa M (13)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 8:22 am
Hoooray!! Thanks for sharing!!
 

Anne P (174)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 8:31 am
Fantastic news. Kudos to the European Parliament and all the activists who made this happen! Thanks for sharing, Scooby!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 8:58 am
Fabulous news--just made my day! thx Scooby
 

Erika C (70)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 9:01 am
Thanks to the activists. TY dear Scooby.
 

Joan How (166)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 9:19 am
We shall all have to make sure that animal welfare standards in the Uk do not slip back.
Thank you for the posting and it is great news.

 

jess b (26)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 10:52 am
wow, terrific news.

Thank you, Scooby
 

Peggy B (39)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 11:23 am
Good News
 

MmAway M (501)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 11:47 am
YEAH!
Thank you dear Scooby for posting! Always to see some GOOD NEWS XXOO
 

Animae C (511)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 1:30 pm
Woohoo!!!

Thanx for the good news Scooby!
 

Laurie H (816)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 6:58 pm
CELEBRATION TIME!!!!!!
FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!! We need more of this happening!! Thanks So Much Scooby!!!~~xoxox~
 

Glennis W (406)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 7:17 pm
This is awesome Fantastic news Thank you for caring and sharing Scooby
 

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 8:27 pm
❤️Noted...Great news.❤️

❤️Thank you Rosie❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
 

Inge Bjorkman (197)
Tuesday March 14, 2017, 11:54 pm
GO VEGAN...!!!

Love
 

ERIKA S (97)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 1:40 am
Thank You for Signing Up
 

Sylvie A (191)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 3:13 am
N, S&S.
Thanks
 

Jim Ven (0)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 4:08 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Jerome S (0)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:12 am
thanks
 

Kerstin S (371)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:44 am
Good news, thank you Scooby
 

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:45 am
Hopefully its true, because people say one thing and then do something else!
 

Mariana L (85)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 8:56 am
signed,thanks
 

Veronica B (21)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:27 pm
WOW!!Excellent News!!! Thanks,Scoobby.
 

Jess B (125)
Wednesday March 15, 2017, 11:08 pm
Noted, great news
 

Ben O (180)
Thursday March 16, 2017, 2:50 am
Now the European Parliament can ban fur farming! (I don't think they EVER will though...)
 

Sandra Vito (94)
Friday March 17, 2017, 7:49 am
Por fin! Que gran noticia!! Gracias Scooby
 

S J (130)
Thursday June 8, 2017, 3:36 pm
meowwwwwwww
 

Spy K (224)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 3:02 pm
noted----thanks for sharing the good news
 
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