EU FEATHER-HEADED APPARATCHIKS SEEK THE HAPPINESS OF THEIR BARNYARD FRIENDS OVER THE HAPPINESS OF THEIR SUBJECTS.
That’s right, screw the people of France over so that EUrocrats can be happy that chickens are happy. Totalitarianism with a smile is the worst form of statism. Please, anyone out there who’s a real EU supporter, start defending your regime, with gusto, in the comments.
France suffers major egg shortage
01 March 2012, 22:55 CET
(PARIS) – French cake manufacturers called for urgent help Thursday after several farms halted egg production for failing to implement EU poultry happiness rules, sending the price of eggs sky-rocketing.
Shortages began after the European Union Welfare of Laying Hens Directive banned the use of battery cages from January 1, forcing an unspecified number of farms that did not apply the new rule to temporarily cease production.
France is now suffering a shortfall of 21 million eggs a week or 10 percent of overall production, the National Union of Egg Industries and Professionals (SNIPO) said in a statement.
As a result, egg prices shot up 75 percent between October last year and February, the statement said, with a potential knock-on effect on the cost of pastries, cakes and even sweet brioche bread.
“This unbalanced and significant situation could go on for most of 2012,” SNIPO warned.
The businesses asked French authorities for “urgent, exceptional and temporary measures to increase short-term (egg) availability”
Chickens pretending to be miserable to fool EU apparatchiks.