Australia phasing out conventional cages by 2036
By The GuardianNews Emerging Trends
But producers say 13 years is far too soon.
Last week, a meeting of Australian agriculture ministers agreed to phase out the production of battery eggs by 2036, in accordance with the new national animal welfare standards and guidelines for poultry.
The industry and its supporters were in uproar, saying that they needed more time to adjust to avoid financial penalties for farmers and consumers.
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