65.000 danes require that the animals come out of their cage

Dyreorganisationer will have the animals out of the cage with a proposal to the EU Commission. 1.6 million europeans to support. Over 300 million pigs, rabbit

65.000 danes require that the animals come out of their cage

Dyreorganisationer will have the animals out of the cage with a proposal to the EU Commission. 1.6 million europeans to support.

Over 300 million pigs, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks, imprisoned in cages on farms around Europe.

It is not good animal welfare, according to the 160 european dyreorganisationer.

Therefore, they have made the citizens ' initiative "Out of the cage" to the European Commission to get the farm animals out of their cages.

the Proposal has gotten 1.6 million signatures from EU citizens. This means that the European Commission should take the proposal up.

Gitte Buchhave, who is the director of World Animal Protection Denmark - there is a global dyrevelfærdsorganisation - hope, that now can be made up with the confinement of animals in Europe.

- It is incredibly important that we do something about farm animals, imprisoned in cages under completely unacceptable conditions. We can simply not be familiar in 2019.

- the Proposal is backed up by so many different organizations, and therefore I'm optimistic for it to happen, she says.

the citizens ' initiative to the European Commission corresponds to the Danish borgerforslag to the Parliament, where the required 50.000 signatures within six months.

By the citizens ' initiative to the Commission, there shall be at least collected one million signatures in 12 months.

65.000 danes have written under the "Out of the cage"-the proposal.

I am Niels Fuglsang (S), vice-president of the dyrevelfærdsgruppen in the European Parliament, and elected for the social democrats in the European Parliament.

- I am excited for that initiative next year come on the agenda in the parliament, so that together we can put animal welfare on the agenda in the EU, he says.

on Thursday, sending the 160 dyreorganisationer an open letter to the Commission in order to get the initiative on the agenda in 2020.

Before it can come on the agenda, should the signatures be validated in individual EUROPEAN countries.

But according to Gitte Buchhave is there not a danger that the proposal will fall on the lack of signatures.

- With 1.6 million signatures, we have nothing at all to worry about. We have space for, that there are some signatures that are not approved, she says.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 12:00

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