In our new, Europe-wide poll of cage-free farming, the UK has emerged in eighth place, with just 63% of UK animals reared in cage-free conditions. The data collected represents cage use in each of the 27 EU Member States, along with the UK.
The suffering continues
Whilst some EU countries such as Sweden and Austria scored higher than others, in reality, this means hundreds of thousands of animals are still suffering in confinement. Disappointingly, countries including Italy, France, Spain and Poland – key players in the EU animal agricultural sector – rank at the bottom of the table.
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