Vegan Actress Evanna Lynch Urges British MEPs To Back EU Ban On Rabbit Cages

Compassionate celebrities are lending their support to Animal Equality’s campaign calling on MEPs to vote in favour of measures to improve the welfare of farmed rabbits on March 14th in the European Parliament. Around 340 million rabbits are currently confined in barren battery cages on European farms - conditions that would be illegal for hens. Despite being the second most numerous farmed animal in Europe, there is currently no species-specific legislation to protect rabbits.After viewing shocking scenes from rabbit farms in Europe which were released by Animal Equality earlier this week, Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch said: "Millions of rabbits are suffering and dying in battery cages on farms across the EU. Join Animal Equality in urging British MEPs to vote in in favour of measures to ban this cruel practice on March 14th.” - Evanna Lynch 

Animal Equality investigators have visited 75 rabbit farms in Spain and Italy - where more than 60% of Europe’s rabbit farms are located - and documented extreme suffering on every one, including: rabbits left with open and infected wounds; countless dead rabbits left to rot in cages with the living; and even cases of cannibalism due to the unnatural and stressful conditions.

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture have already voted in favour of this INI report on January 25th, which is an initiative by German MEP Stefan Eck (GUE/NGL), but next week it faces the vote of all 751 MEPs. Among other regulations, the report recommends eliminating cages so rabbits can be on the ground, thus being able to develop their natural social behaviours.

Downton Abbey star Peter Egan has also lent his support, stating “Right now millions of rabbits are suffering and dying in barren battery cages on farms across the EU - in conditions that would be illegal for chickens or pigs. British MEPs now have the opportunity to end this extreme cruelty by voting in favour of measures to ban rabbit cages on March 14th. The animal-friendly voters of Britain are calling on them to be our voice.”





Reuse this contentBack to top of the page
PBN Contributor:

Robbie is a film maker, journalist and co-founder of He also co-created the vegan film SWINE. In his spare time he works as a campaigner teaching people about the benefits of the vegan lifestyle.

Since you're here...
...we’ve got a small favour to ask. Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week across Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure.

support our work

Join the conversation

Get updates from Plant Based News
For stories you need to read, in one handy email. Get our newsletter in your inbox every week.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

You may also like:

December 27, 2016

Vegan Food is So (Not) Expensive.

Today’s article is written in response to the erroneous notion that those consuming vegan diets face an inevitable financial disadvantage compared to omnivores.

January 25, 2017

4 Vegan Startups Set To Change The World

The plant based market really is big business...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

Follow us on social media: