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on September 5, 2013

Germany, England and the Netherlands likely to face beak trimming bans

Bans on beak trimming layers and pullets are set to begin in England and the German state of Lower Saxony on January 1, 2016, and the Netherlands in September of 2018.

Certain animal husbandry practices like spur removal from roosters, toenail or claw trimming in turkeys and broiler breeders, snood removal in turkeys, dubbing of combs and wattles in chickens and beak trimming in both turkeys and chickens are referred to by some animal rights advocates as mutilations. The European Union's…

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