Animals Suffer Immensely in Cages
Cage confinement is cruel. Animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and joy. When they’re locked inside cages or crates, they endure immense suffering, as their movements are severely restricted, they can’t engage in any of their natural behaviour, and they have no control over their lives. As a result, they experience extreme stress and frustration.
Millions of Animal Are Living in Prisons
More than 16 million chickens across the UK are kept in severely crowded battery-style cages, never able to stretch out a single wing. Typically, they have little more usable space than the size of an A4 piece of paper.
Quails, pheasants, partridges, and other animals kept on intensive factory farms may spend their entire lives in hellish cages. And over 250,000 mother pigs must nurse their piglets through the bars of highly restrictive crates in which they can’t even turn around.
Will You Help End the Cage Age for Over 16 Million Animals?
If you live in the UK, please join PETA, other animal-protection organisations, and a host of public figures – including Joanna Lumley and Deborah Meaden – in calling for a ban on the use of cruel confinement systems on UK farms by signing the petition.
Citizens of other EU countries can help end the cage age across Europe by signing the End the Cage Age European Citizens’ Initiative instead.