Chicken coop regulations postponed again

June 14, 2010 08:22


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The Knesset Education, Culture and Sport Committee decided late Sunday afternoon to postpone a Monday morning hearing on regulations for chicken coops in Israel. Committee Chair Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) decided to postpone the meeting after the Agriculture Ministry failed to change the regulations to conform with European standards.

"Since an improved version of the regulations did not arrive this afternoon from the Agriculture Ministry, I decided to postpone the committee discussion. As I declared in the previous discussion, until the Agriculture Ministry improves its proposal to conform with the European standard – the committee will not approve the regulations," he said in a press statement released by animal rights group Anonymous, who has been at the forefront of pushing for better chicken coops.

Anonymous has been battling hard against battery cages which give egg laying chickens barely room to even stand and have been outlawed entirely in many European countries.

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