Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Published on Monday 15th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Wednesday 15th August 2012
Ban on the use and import of caged eggs in the UK
Despite overwhelming negative public opinion on the sale and use of caged hen's eggs in the UK, this barbaric, cruel and necessary practice still continues to thrive in this country, casting animal welfare aside in view of increased profits for the producers and food retailers.
Battery cages are due to be banned in the European Union from 2012 after a 10-year phaseout, being replaced by so called "enriched" cages. This new standard of cage has been criticised by many for providing no significant welfare benefits compared to the conventional battery cages they are supposed to be replacing.
I believe therefore should be a debate in parliament on a ban on the use and import of eggs from any caged animal.
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