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Agriculture Committee

Accompanying negotiations over provisions in the industrial pole of the rabbit – protest action at the 07.07.10 before the Bundestag “no thanks logo of campaign rabbit fattening,”. Well-known organizations have looked to the animal welfare Alliance?Rabbit fattening, no thanks? joined together. The aim should be the abolition of rabbit cages, ‘ free-range held cage. Rabbit meat is in vogue, after the scandals involving BSE, foot and mouth disease and avian flu the consumption from 1995 to 2008 has doubled literally. Among German consumers, the meat is regarded as especially fat and cholesterol, more than 25 million rabbits are eaten so annually. But how the animals are kept, remains hidden for the unsuspecting consumer in the dark.

Lobby Association and trade groups suggest happy animals bucolic, but the opposite is often the case. Squat thousands rabbit in narrow cages and wait for their death, welfare: nil, the store with the ware animals. The keeping of rabbits for fattening is one of the few branches of agricultural industry in Germany, which has not yet be limited through binding rules and laws. So she expire with the goal of maximum profit usually at the expense of the animals. In narrow wire mesh boxes, which are reminiscent of the now banned farming of laying hens kept in individual cages, millions rabbits for fattening languish painfully, without any possibility to the midst of species-typical behavior such as jumping, jumping or digging.

Instead they suffer from the sharp, cutting a metal trays; by the ammonia gases rising of the Kot mountains under the cage batteries ignite in regularly eyes and mucous membranes. The animal welfare Alliance “rabbit fattening, no thank you” already for a long time is fighting for the introduction of binding, animal friendly farming regulations and thus the final out nasty cages in the industrial pole of the rabbit. In a nationwide campaign the Alliance could unite nearly 45,000 signatures from opponents of traditional agony mast behind last year, in the spring the Federal authorities passed; the Alliance is now supported by over 70 official partner organizations.