Welfare of Laying Hens Directive—Implications for the egg industry

Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee agreed to examine the implications of EU Council Directive 1999/74/EC: the Welfare of Laying Hens. 

The Directive prohibits the use of conventional cages (commonly referred to as ‘battery cages’) for laying hens from 1 January 2012.
The Committee considered in particular:



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