Cabinet passes measure that is expected to outlaw practice from 2022

Germany is expected to become the first country to ban mass culling of male chicks in the poultry industry, the government said on Wednesday after approving a draft law ending the controversial practice.

The measure passed by the cabinet envisages a ban on mass chick killing from 2022 in “a significant step forward for animal welfare”, the agriculture minister, Julia Klöckner, said in a statement.

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