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Battery Hen Cages to Be Outlawed in the UK By 2012

Animals  (tags: animals, hen cages, cruelty, new law )

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Animal welfare campaigners welcomed the commitment as freeing millions of birds from "one of the cruellest of modern farming practices".


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Friday November 9, 2007, 3:15 pm
It always gets me, why do they have to wait SO LONG? Thanks Trudi

Anja M (81)
Friday November 9, 2007, 3:31 pm
GENOTEERD! Deze had ik nog niet gezien. Het zal tijd worden om er iets aan te doen!! Kippen in legbatterijen zijn onacceptabel. Op de site werd Compassion in World Farming genoemd, daar ben ik ook lid van. Die voeren actie tegen de hele bio industrie, wat ik zeer ondersteun natuurlijk. 2012 is helaas wel erg ver weg. Eigenlijk zou het VANDAAG al moeten zijn.

Timothy W (23)
Friday November 9, 2007, 4:15 pm
The cruel businesses will always trump the needs of those being tormented. This should be stopped immediately not in 4 years! Imagine how many billions more will suffer over the next four years. Truly sad.

Trudi R (242)
Saturday November 10, 2007, 2:00 am
Jocelyn and Timothy,that's what I thought while I was reading the newsWhy waiting this long to stop this cruelty?
There are millions battery hens living a life of hell and than being killed in atrocious ways

Pam F (221)
Saturday November 10, 2007, 2:22 am
Exactly my sentiments,too - I don't know why it should ALWAYS be years in the future!But I suppose it's better to be happening in 4 years than not at all,like here in Australia,where our "Welfare" Code review ,for battery hens in 2001,and pigs just recently,has condemned them for at least the next 10 years to the torment of intensive farming.

Jim H (63)
Saturday November 10, 2007, 3:14 am
Cannot come soon enough. Thanks for the article

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Saturday November 10, 2007, 3:40 pm
First thing I also thought was why wait so long!!! Many of these hens will not live that long and the ones that do are doomed to continue living a hellish existence for 4 more years. Noted with thanks, Trudi but also with sadness for the horrific way these hens are forced to exist.

Lee B (49)
Saturday November 10, 2007, 6:26 pm
Way to go!! This is good news!! Thanks UK for setting the example. Wake up America!!

Raja G (142)
Saturday November 10, 2007, 8:23 pm
All mehods of cruelty to animals and birds should be punished by an International Law enforced by all countries. Only then the habit of ill treating animals will stop. India is number one in ill treating animals, birds and even reptiles in a most horrible manner. At last in the 21st century human beings are realizing the agony experinced by the animals and birds. To that extent the European Nations have taken the lead.
But who is going to tell the Muslims who believe that HALAL is the most sacred method of killing an animal ie., by slowly cutting the throat of a Goat or Cow and take out the meat from a living animal piece by peace.

Avril S (43)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 3:45 am
millions will suffer between now and 2012, Shame this couldnt have immediate effect.
The only true way to stop animal cruelty is to become Vegan.

Soledad Posac (60)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 11:38 am
That's something but what till 2012.

Amalthea Lalaith (11)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 12:15 pm
Well.... it is a small step in the right direction.

Marianna Padolsky (33)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 1:54 pm
Again, why wait until 2012? So much suffering til then. Thank you Trudi.

Pamela R (159)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 2:19 pm
Until then (2012) just buy free range eggs! (and tell your friends, too)

Nicole P (99)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 4:51 pm
It's about time. I guess it takes time for the business to "upgrade" their systems... just a guess. It's not soon enough. However, it should set an example for the rest of the world. Good decision, UK.

Rosalind A (27)
Wednesday November 14, 2007, 3:31 am
2012 seems so far off...

Dee Williams (32)
Thursday November 15, 2007, 7:39 am
This law is way overdue. Still seems to far away for the poor hens though.

Michelle R (13)
Thursday November 15, 2007, 8:39 pm
I know----why another 4 years????
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