End the Cage Age Campaign

The End the Cage campaign aims to raise the profile of the issues relation to the use of cages both to the general public and among key policy makers. It will build the movement of citizens calling for an end to the use of cages in farming and, ultimately, push the European Commission to consider new legislation that bans the use of cages in EU farming.

Greek Animal Welfare Fund / Animal Action Hellas will be one of nine NGOs / Federations from Greece taking part in the campaign, which is being coordinated by Compassion in World Farming.

Collectively we will work to deliver a European Citizens’ Initiative, collecting the one million signatures necessary to trigger action from the European Commission.  Compassion in World Farming will develop the relevant software for online signature collection, manage the administration of the European Citizens’ Initiative and develop camaign materials in consultation with us and the other participants.

Campaign objective:

To secure the introduction of legislation by the European Commission to prohibit the use of cages for:

  • Farmed rabbits, pullets, broiler breeders, quail, ducks and geese
  • Enriched changes for laying hens
  • Farrowing crates for sows
  • Sow stalls, where not already prohibited
  • Enclosed calf pens, where not already prohibited

Launch Date and Duration: August 2018 – May 2019