Coughlan urged to back EU directive on chicken welfare

by 5m Editor
19 June 2006, at 12:00am

IRELAND - Animal welfare campaigners are calling on the Minister for Agriculture to ensure the EU issues a directive aimed at improving the welfare of broiler chickens. The European Agriculture Council is meeting in Luxembourg today to decide on minimum rules for the protection of chickens. Compassion in World Farming is urging Mary Coughlan to ensure that a strong directive is issued to protect chickens reared in intensive production facilities across the continent. Source: BreakingNews

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