1 Jan 2010
Gordon Brown chicken cruelty turn around
No surprise here, if cruelty enrichs corporate interests, the Labour government goes with the cash.
They seem to be hashing up their plans to appeal to green votes.
This is what Adrian at Green Reading had to say.
The secret plan to renege on the ban is contained in a leaked letter from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Senior official Richard Jones writes that the economic downturn has prevented farmers converting their buildings and argues a ban 'may severely damage the EU industry by causing a massive shortage of eggs'.
Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming, said the move would reward farmers who have dragged their feet in phasing out the cruel practice. The CIWF's Peter Stevenson added: 'The whole idea they have not had enough time to prepare for these changes is just outrageous. 'It is nothing other than scare mongering to claim there will be a shortage of eggs.'