The EU officially banned battery cages for egg-laying hens, beginning Jan 1, 2012.
According to Zachary Shahan at Planetsave:
Keeping chickens in battery cages and selling their eggs is now illegal in Europe. “On the first day of 2012, keeping hens in such cages became illegal, in all 27 countries of the European Union,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports. “Hens can still be kept in cages, but they must have more space, and the cages must have nest boxes and a scratching post.”
Do you support battery cage bans?