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Food Fact: Battery Cages in the EU

food factThe EU officially banned battery cages for egg-laying hens, beginning Jan 1, 2012.

According toΒ Zachary Shahan at Planetsave:

Keeping chickens in battery cages and selling their eggs is now illegal in Europe. β€œOn 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. β€œHens can still be kept in cages, but they must have more space, and the cages must have nest boxes and a scratching post.”

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