The gruesome practice of culling the male chicks in France is finally coming to an end. French minister of agriculture announced at a press conference that by the end of 2021, the act of grinding the male chicks would be banned. The male chicks are not capable of egg-laying, and hence, not raised for meat.
Moreover, they are viewed as hassles in France egg industry. This is further the reason why grinding the male chicks alive is performed routinely in the egg industry. On Tuesday, the agriculture minister of France, Didier Guillaume announced that they have to find a method to remove the horrifying act on a large scale.
Germany already agreed on banning the cruel act, in the year of 2015. The movement in Germany saved the innocent lives of nearly 45 million male chicks. The minister further added, the ministry of France will also ban the cruel ritual of castrating the male pigs, without the use of anesthetics.
Apar from that, the general secretary of the poultry trade body Maxime Chaumet announced that more research is required to find alternative methods. Moreover, he hopes that by the end of 2021, the France minister will have a solution for what he has promised in this case.
France minister also added that in the next few weeks, the ministry would publish regulatory texts to move the violent process. So stay tuned for further information on this decision that’s to comes in the upcoming weeks.