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MEPs & Pamela Anderson launch the 'End the Cage Age' EU Citizens' Initiative

News Section Icon Published 10/10/2018

Citizens, MEPs, NGOs and celebrities – including Pamela Anderson! – launched the 'End the Cage Age' European Citizens' Initiative across Europe.

Pam & Jadot
Pamela Anderson & MEP Yannick Jadot launch the Initiative in France

In Europe, more than 300 hundred million animals spend their entire lives in cages - confined, restricted and thwarted from carrying out their natural behaviours. Cages are cruel and completely unnecessary. The “End the Cage Age” European Citizens' Initiative calls on the European Commission to propose a ban on cages for animals such as hens, pullets, sows, calves, ducks, geese, quail and rabbits. 

In Brussels, we launched the Initiative on 25 September 2018 with a conference and a week-long exhibition hosted by MEP Eleonora Evi. Twenty-one MEPs from most political groups (EPP, S&D, EFDD, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL and ECR) and from 13 European countries spoke at the launch. MEPs and participants also sang a song with lyrics calling for an end to cages (lyrics by MEP Stefan Eck), see video below.

Do you hear the rabbits sing?

Launch
Some MEPs at the launch in Brussels