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  1. Austria – theimplementationofthecagebanby an integratedconcept Claudia Wöhry Austrian Federal MinistryofHealth 12.6.2012

  2. Overview of the relevant Austrian legislation pertaining to laying hens: • § 18 (3) Animal Protection Act • Annex 6 of the 1. Animal Keeping Regulation

  3. Concept for the implementation of the ban before 2009 • The ban was legally stipulated in the Animal Protection Act 2005 • 2005-2008: the food store chains abandoned eggs from hens in battery cages • 2008 CCA discussed the issue with heads of provincial veterinary services • Adoption of enforcement measures • Aids paid to farmers by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture • Registering of all laying hen establishments

  4. Measures after 1.1.2009 • Inspections of all farms which used to have unenriched cages • Two farms required enforcement action

  5. Effectsoftheban Source: Semmelmeyer, Ernst (2011): Aktuelle Marktsituation des österreichischen Eiersektors im europäischen Vergleich

  6. Statistics of Laying hen farms 2010 • 1,856 registered farms with laying hens • 782 free range (42%) • 747 barn (40%) • 17 enriched cages (1%) • 310 organic (17%) Enriched cages may be used no later than 2020.

  7. The Animal Welfare Committees Animal Welfare Council Advisory Committee on Enforcement Minister of Health Animal Welfare Commission

  8. Thank you for your attention!