France will ban mass culling of live male chicks

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The French Ministry of Agriculture is working to prevent the culling of male chicks in the country by 2021.

Although no process has yet been introduced to enable such chickens sexed industrialized at the appropriate speed, the French government is working to end this process by the end of 2021 by developing fast-sexing methods for chickens Prior to hatching.

France will be one of the first countries to take this step. According to estimates, more than 7 billion male chicks are culled annually worldwide. Similar efforts have already been made in countries such as Switzerland and Germany.

It is noteworthy that currently, EU laws permit businesses to cull male chicks with age of fewer than 72 hours old.

 

 

 

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