In March 2017 the European Parliament responded to pressure from Compassion in World Farming supporters, and voted in support of protection for farmed rabbits. This historic vote, which backed a report calling for the end of caged rabbit farming, was a real breakthrough. But we must keep up the pressure if we are to see a change in the law. If you live in the EU, please email your Agriculture Minister today.
99% of rabbits farmed for meat in Europe are confined in cages, often in a space so small that most basic natural behaviours are severely impaired. They are unable to hop, skip or jump, to choose when to be alone or to seek companionship, or even to stretch.
The landmark Parliamentary vote to call for an end to caged rabbit farming was a huge achievement. And it came only after Compassion supporters collected over 600,000 petition signatures, wrote letters and emails, and even sent children’s drawings showing MEPs how rabbits ought to live – running free.