Animal Welfare: Commission urges 13 Member States to implement ban on laying hen cages
European Commission, via a letter of formal notice requesting for
information, called on Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, Italy,
Cyprus, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Romania
to take action to address deficiencies in the implementation of EU
legislation concerning the welfare of animals, and specifically to
implement the ban on "un-enriched" cages for laying hens which applied
as of 1st January 2012, as laid down by Directive 1999/74/EC.