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Title: End the Cage Age
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 11/09/2019
Commission registration number: ECI(2018)000004
Date of registration: 11/09/2018
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: Hundreds of millions of EU farm animals are kept in cages for most of their lives, causing great suffering. We call on the European Commission to end this inhumane treatment of farm animals.
Main objectives: Cages inflict suffering on enormous numbers of farm animals every year. They are cruel and unnecessary, as higher-welfare cage-free systems are viable. The Commission is therefore invited to propose legislation to prohibit the use of: • cages for laying hens, rabbits, pullets, broiler breeders, layer breeders, quail, ducks and geese; • farrowing crates for sows; • sow stalls, where not already prohibited • individual calf pens, where not already prohibited
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: 98/58 – General Farm Animals Directive 2008/120 – Pigs Directive – specifically Article 3(4), relati
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Léopoldine CHARBONNEAUX -
  • Substitute: Olga KIKOU -
  • Other members: Malgorzata SZADKOWSKA, Mahi KLOSTERHALFEN, Geert LAUGS, Annamaria PISAPIA, Romana SONKOVA
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 11/07/2018

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Compassion in World Farming 02/04/2018 132,000

Total amount of support and funding: €132,000
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.

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