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A new bill would postpone a ban ending the culling of male chicks in Germany until 2022. Critics say Berlin failed to seek an EU-wide stop to the practice, leaving Polish and Dutch egg imports unchecked.
Germany to delay ban on systematic culling of male chicks to the end of 2021
11 September 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
Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent unnecessary suffering, a new report from the EU food safety agency (EFSA) has found.
European Food Safety Authority suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks
13 November 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
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