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Welfare of EU broiler chickens

Around 5.9 billion broiler chicks are reared for meat in the EU every year. Most are intensively farmed and kept in windowless, barren and crowded sheds holding tens of thousands of birds for the whole of their brief 6 - 7 week lives. Up to 2005, there have been virtually no specific European laws to protect the welfare of broiler chickens.

Welfare of EU broiler chickens

This 32 page report uses scientific literature, especially SCAHAW report (2000), to detail the health and welfare issues caused by broiler breeding for fast growth, high stocking…

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