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on January 31, 2020

France, Germany to end male layer chick culling

Countries pledge to stop the practice by the end of 2021

The agriculture ministers of France and Germany jointly announced the formation of a consortium to end the practice of culling male day-old chicks of the laying flock.

The ban is due to come into force at the end of next year. In the meantime, the consortium — which includes poultry…

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