UK Animal Protection Group Challenges Government over Fast-Growing Chickens

Humane League UK, represented by Advocates for Animals, has been granted a court hearing to challenge the UK government over whether faster-growing broiler chickens in England are legal. The Humane League is arguing that the use of chicken breeds that grow unnaturally large and fast violates England’s welfare of farmed animals regulations, which direct that animals can only be farmed if “they can be kept without any detrimental effect on their health or welfare”.