I am so pleased to share with you two pieces of good news.
The first is that the European Commission has decided to take legal action against Greece and Italy to enforce the ban on barren battery cages in those countries. Greece and Italy are the last countries to comply with the law, which came into force over a year ago.
It is testimony to the hard campaigning from you, our wonderful supporters, and our Big Move campaign, that over a dozen non-compliant countries a year ago has been converted into just two. It has also, no doubt, influenced the Commission to lose patience with the remaining pair of nations, serving notice that they’ll be taken to the European Court of Justice.
Many millions of laying hens will be better off as a result of this action.
The second cause to celebrate is over signs of real progress for our RAW campaign to see an end to factory farming altogether. As you’ll appreciate, this is a longer term goal, but one that we have been doggedly pursuing.