What's New ? - 2022

What's New ? - 2022

Italy to ban male chick culling by the end of 2026

15 August, 2022

On the 16th of December 2021, Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a law to ban male chick culling in Italy by the end of 2026.
Eurogroup for Animal's member Animal Equality Italy launched in 2020 a campaign signed by over 100 thousand people to ask the government and industry to put an end to this terrible situation. Thanks to this work, the trade association of egg producers Assoavi already declared itself in favour of the introduction of in-ovo sexing technologies capable of avoiding the culling of male chicks in 2020. 
The amendment presented today by MP Francesca Galizia, group leader of the 5-star Movement in the EU Policies Committee, called for a ban on the selective culling of male chicks by the end of 2026 and received the support of many other political forces. Now all that is missing is final confirmation in the Senate, expected in early 2022.