Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
Long awaited report on systems of rearing laying hens published in Commission website

The Commission adopted this report last 8 January 2008. It details a number of independent scientific and socio-economic studies which lend support to the upcoming ban on unenriched cages. The report was drawn up taking into account an EFSA opinion on this subject, a specific socio-economic study and a Community-funded research project ("LAYWEL") which investigated the welfare implications of changes in production systems for laying hens. Link to Commission website and report