ZDG's Ripke speaks on law banning killing of rooster chicks

Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2020
Source: 
The Poultry Site

Friedrich-Otto Ripke, President of the Central Association of the German Poultry Industry (ZDG), comments on the draft law banning the killing of rooster chicks presented by German Food and Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner:

“As the German poultry industry, we would prefer to end chick killing today rather than tomorrow. The time horizon of a ban on chick killing by the end of 2021, which has now been mentioned by Federal Minister Julia Klöckner, has repeatedly been mentioned by the poultry industry to the ministry as a possible exit date. We have obviously been able to provide valuable input here; we are delighted.

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