May 20, 2016

UK, Belgium, Europe in general, and beyond: Good status report re Campaign to END THE CAGE AGE for FARMED RABBITS. Petition handed in. Over 600,000 strong for rabbit welfare!

Petition handed in!
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From: Compassion in World Farming <>
Date: Fri, May 20, 2016 at 6:42 AM
Subject: Over 600,000 strong for rabbit welfare

Biggest online petition
Compassion in World Farming
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Dear Liz,
Earlier this week I was joined by an army of cartoon rabbits as I delivered Compassion's biggest ever online petition to a meeting of Europe's Agriculture Ministers in Brussels.
Thank you so much for being one of 601,435 people who are calling on Europe's politicians to End the Cage Age for farmed rabbits. We've been overwhelmed by your support for this important issue.
See our rabbit army
Rabbits in our childhood stories may lead idyllic lives, but the shocking truth is that, every year in the EU, over 320 million rabbits are confined to tiny, barren cages. Unable to hop, skip or jump, to choose when to be alone or to seek companionship, or even to stretch. Cages are a true horror story of factory farming.
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I took over 40 cartoon rabbits to Brussels to deliver our giant petition, on your behalf, in the form of a comic book. Why? To draw attention to the vast gap between fiction and reality.
And already the European Parliament is listening to our demands: German MEP, Stefan Eck, will be writing a report over the coming months, calling on the European Commission to draft legislation on the welfare of rabbits.
The report is likely to be discussed by the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament in September, and be voted on by all MEPs in late 2016 or early 2017. When that time comes, we'll need your help to make sure the Parliament votes in favour of the report.
But for now, please check out and share the photos of the petition hand-in.
View the photos
And tweet Stefan Eck MEP to show your support for his rabbit report.
Thank you again for being one of the 601,435 people who are calling on the EU to End the Cage Age for rabbits.
Best wishes,
James West
James West
Senior Campaign Manager
PS Keep an eye on your inbox – we're preparing to expose the next terrible secret of the Cage Age
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