Welwyn Hatfield MEP backs rabbit regulation

PUBLISHED: 09:54 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 15 March 2017

Alex Mayer is the Labour MEP for the East of England

Alex Mayer is the Labour MEP for the East of England

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A Europe-wide ban on keeping farmed rabbits in cages has been approved in principle thanks to support from Welwyn Hatfield’s Labour MEP.

Alex Mayer spoke and voted in the European Parliament yesterday for a successful motion obliging the European Commission to draw up legislation, after receiving about 20,000 emails on the subject.

She told fellow MEPs: “My constituents are angry that 99 percent of Europe’s farmed rabbits are kept squashed into tiny wire cages. The rabbits can’t run or hop or hide as they naturally do in the wild.”

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