Battery Cage Ban to Remain in Force

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Battery Cage Ban to Remain in Force

[Ed. Note: For background information, read Say "No" to Poland's Postponement of the 2012 Battery Cage Ban.]

From Compassion in World Farming
February 2010

Yesterday the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers rejected Poland's attempt to delay the Europe-wide ban on barren battery cages. As a result, the ban is still due to come into force as planned in 2012.

Thank you to the 10,214 dedicated Compassion supporters across Europe who lobbied on our behalf by sending emails, post cards and letters - once again, you have shown that we can get things done for farm animals when speaking with a united voice.

This latest campaign also reiterates the need to be vigilant about the threats that remain, even when victories such as the forthcoming battery cage ban have been gained. Whatever the challenge, Compassion will continue to take decisive action until the battery cage ban is fully implemented across Europe.