What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

France to ban culling of unwanted male chicks by end of 2021

3 February, 2020

France has pledged to outlaw the practice of culling unwanted male chicks by the end of 2021, as part of animal welfare reforms.
About seven billion male chicks are killed around the world each year, usually in shredding machines or by gas.
The 2021 ban will make France one of the first countries to outlaw the practice of culling male chicks. 
Germany, where 45 million male chicks are macerated each year, outlawed it too, but a top administrative court ruled in June that the slaughter could continue until a method was found to determine the sex of an embryo in the egg.
The practice of shredding chicks has also recently been banned in Switzerland (January 1, 2020).