Limitations to factory farming are being regularly established both by private companies, as in the case of Canadian pork producer Olymel and the Italian supermarket chain Coop, and by whole countries.


Goose - York - May 2013

Goose - York, UK, 2013

In the last few days, Dutch agricultural minister Sharon Dijksma announced that the Netherlands aims to forbid the practice of beak-trimming in layer hens from September 2018.


The ban will be introduced gradually. From 2015, the practice of removing spurs in roosters for the vaccine sector and broiler breeding sector will be forbidden, as well as the cutting of combs in brown roosters for layer breeding and the vaccine sector. The removal of the rear toes in roosters for broiler breeding will be banned by September 2021.


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