MEPs back rabbit welfare report, but resist new regs

Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee this week backed a report encouraging rabbit farmers to phase out conventional battery cages but crucially rejected an amendment calling for new legislation on the issue.

The own-initiative report, tabled by German MEP Stefan Eck, says farmers should move away from cages in favour of healthier but affordable alternatives, such as park or pen farming systems.

The draft non-legislative resolution was approved by 29 votes in

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