You are invited to join forces with over 100 animal welfare and environmental organisations throughout the EU to launch the #EndTheCageAge European Citizens Initiative (ECI). This European wide petition will run for one year, with the ambitious goal to end the use of cages across the continent.
In order to succeed we need to collect one million signatures from EU citizens calling on the European Commission to #EndTheCageAge within twelve months – the race is on!
If successful, the ECI will bring about a seismic shift in our food and farming system, with the potential to benefit hundreds of millions of farm animals a year in Europe, by sparing them a life of suffering in a cage. This would be a monumental step on the path towards ending factory farming.
Pigs, hens, rabbits, ducks and quail are all imprisoned in cages across the EU. Most cages are barren, cramped and deny the animals space to move freely. They are cruel and completely unnecessary.
“Animals deserve a life free from the cruelty of cages. At the very least, pigs should be able to turn around, hens given the freedom to fly and run and rabbits should have room to hop and jump; basic actions that they are all incapable of carrying out in cages.
“That’s why we are calling on the European Commission to end this inhumane treatment,” explained Sean Gifford, Head of Campaigns at Compassion in World Farming. “By joining forces with so many other supportive organisations, we have the power to End the Cage Age.”
“This is a unique opportunity for the people of Europe to stand up and show the world that they no longer accept caged farm animal suffering,” explained Leopoldine Charbonneaux, spokesperson for the End the Cage Age ECI and chair of the citizens’ committee. “We want to see a whole continent making a stand against cruel caged systems.”
To support the End the Cage Age ECI please visit – ciwf-int.endthecageage.eu
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