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Rabbits dying in tiny cages; 10 Letters 6, 2012.

OVER 32 million rabbits raised for food in the EU each year die in their cages. Recent investigations across Europe show rabbits' cages only allow around 15x30cm of space per animal.

This space is too cramped to allow a single hop and maybe too low to allow them even to sit up. Standing on a wire mesh floor can lead to painful cuts and sores on the feet of adult rabbits and these infections can go untreated.

Some of the meat, largely from factory farms across the EU, is being imported into the UK, with many of the rabbits having never been outside their filthy cages.

Compassion in World Farming is campaigning to end factory farming of all species, including rabbits, particularly in Spain and France, where over 76 per cent of all farming in Europe takes place.

Janet Cummings, Tower Street, Rugby.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Aug 6, 2012
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