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Lidl Denmark is to become the first retail chain in the country to eliminate fast-growing broiler chickens Ross 308 from their supply chain of fresh meat.
Lidl Denmark is taking big steps for broiler chickens
27 February 2020
The Netherlands ships millions of live animals to the other side of the world every year.
The Netherlands is the largest animal trader in the world
17 February 2020
FFAR and Open Philanthropy joined forces to offer up to 6 million dollars in grants and prizes to the firm, group or individual that successfully develops technology that can accurately and rapidly determine a chick's sex as early as possible during the egg production process.
In ovo sex sorting system contest enters next phase
30 January 2020
France is to ban from the end of 2021 the hugely controversial but widespread poultry industry practice of systematically slaughtering male chicks, Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Tuesday.
France to ban systematic culling of male chicks by the end of 2021
28 January 2020
Last week Djurens Rätt reacted to the biggest-ever campaign launched by the Swedish chicken meat producer Kronfågel, in which chicken meat consumption is promoted as a way to combat climate change.
DJURENS RÄTT: Our response to misleading campaign promoting chicken meat
23 September 2019
Male chicks that are not used in the production of eggs can no longer be ground alive, they will have to be eliminated with CO2 gas.
Male chicks will no longer be ground alive in Switzerland
19 September 2019
KFC (UK and Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden) will be signing up to the European Chicken Commitment (ECC) in full.
KFC signs the European Chicken Commitment
12 July 2019
A German court has ruled that the poultry industry practice of killing unwanted chicks is still lawful, until an alternative can be found.
German court rules mass-killing of male chicks legal
13 June 2019
Ukraine has unexpectedly come out on top in a spat with Brussels over a special type of chicken import that has infuriated Europe's poultry farmers.
Chicken Kiev baron on course for big EU trade win
14 March 2019
There’s a stark contrast between citizens’ views on how broiler chickens should live and the reality of industrial farms.
Vast majority of EU citizens call for better broiler chicken welfare
6 March 2019
The EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), entered in provisional application in January 2016 and came fully into force in September 2017.
Eurogroup for Animals in Kyiv to discuss lack of progress on animal welfare
26 November 2018
Today the European Parliament almost unanimously adopted a Resolution urging the European Commission to improve the welfare of broiler chickens as a prerequisite to reduce the sector’s dependency on antibiotics, which is increasingly threatening human health.
European Parliament’s plenary urges Commission to improve broiler chicken welfare and public health
25 October 2018