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Chicken welfare is top with MPs

News Section Icon Published 01/06/2009

A parliamentary motion calling for the UK Government to improve the welfare of chickens has reached the number one position with an amazing 239 MP signatures (on 01 June 2009).

Over 35% of all UK MPs have supported Early Day Motion (EDM) 581, calling for clear and honest labelling on chicken meat and urging the UK Government to improve the welfare of chickens reared for meat.

Mike Hancock MP, sponsor of EDM 581 says "Animal welfare is an important issue among UK politicians and I hope more MPs' will add their signature. The strong support for this parliamentary motion should send a clear message through the UK Government and to the supermarkets that the welfare of chickens must be taken seriously.

"I thank the supporters of the Chicken Out! campaign for bringing this issue and parliamentary motion to the attention of their local MPs".

Compassion in World Farming is delighted that this Early Day Motion has achieved the highest number of MP signatures and a record number of MPs' publicly showing support for higher welfare standards for chickens. With over 160,000 people now signed up to the Chicken Out! campaign and this unprecedented level of parliamentary support, we are urging the UK government to introduce legislation that improves the lives of millions of chickens.


Has your MP signed yet?

Help to get us closer to our 300 signature target. Find out if your MP has signed now. If they have, please forward this action to a friend who has a different MP.


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