Chickens: Europe increases welfare regulations step by step

The European Union is progressively tightening the rules for transporting chickens to slaughter in an effort to reduce the number of deaths on the road


Just before a series of improvements to chicken welfare during transport were introduced in 2007, it was estimated that 11 million birds were dying during that last journey every year in Europe – and that was the lowest estimate. On the positive side, this shock statistic kick-started reforms in bird welfare that are still continuing.    

Better Farming - March 2012