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[Ticker] MEPs join EU citizens on farm-animal cage ban

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The European Parliament has lent political weight to an EU citizens’ petition to end farming of caged animals and force-feeding of ducks and geese to make fois gras pate, putting pressure on the European Commission to table legislation. Forced-feeding was “cruel and unnecessary” and cages so small animals cannot stand or turn around were of “grave concerns” MEPs said Thursday. Over 90 percent of EU-farmed rabbits are kept in cages.

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