Quash the Squash

RSPCA Chickens let me know via their Twitter account about their Quash the Squash campaign.

The welfare of meat chickens is under threat as the government decides on how to transpose new EU legislation on chicken welfare into law in England. We urgently need your help to ensure that it makes the right choice for chickens.

It’s great news that there will be new legislation to protect chickens, but there’s one element that may prove to be a massive backward step for chicken welfare in the UK.

At current minimum industry standards, so many chickens are crowded into a shed each bird has less space each than a sheet of A4 paper. It’s hard to walk or even flap their wings. The new legislation could allow even more chickens into already overcrowded sheds.

Is this how you want the UK to treat its animals?

If not, please join us in urging the Minister for Animal Welfare, Mr Jim Fitzpatrick, to quash the squash and reject this backwards step for chicken welfare.

The decision is imminent, so we urgently need you to take action today!

They are urging UK residents to contact Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick at Defra urging him to “quash the squash“.  We will all be signing up and hope everyone out there in the UK who cares about Chicken welfare will do the same.

To help promote the campaign they’ve posted the following video to YouTube.

Give animals a voice!


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One Response to Quash the Squash

  1. cool video, but what can one person do about it?

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