At a recent Parliamentary event hosted by leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming, Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston gave his support to a campaign calling on the Government to ban the use of cages for all farmed animals.
“I want to see a future where British farming is cage-free, and the United Kingdom leads the way globally in ensuring the highest possible levels of farm animal welfare.
“Several countries across the EU have already prohibited certain cages that are permitted in the UK; the UK must take a more ambitious approach to introducing higher welfare farming systems if it is not to be left behind. Despite the obvious failings of this outdated technology, around 16 million farm animals are trapped in cages every year in the UK.
“I am delighted to support the End the Cage Age campaign, which already has such widespread public support and call on the Government to deliver a cage-free future for British farming.
“To find out more about the End the Cage Age campaign visit: www.ciwf.org.uk/our-campaigns/end-the-cage-age”