Is Laying Hens' Welfare the Butt of a Bulgarian Joke?

Novinite Insider » EDITORIAL | Author: Irina Samokovska |February 10, 2012, Friday // 14:34| Views: | Comments: 7
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Bulgaria: Is Laying Hens' Welfare the Butt of a Bulgarian Joke?

On Monday, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov vowed that Bulgaria would comply with EU minimum standards for keeping egg laying hens by April 2012.

He had to vow something, because in end-January, the European Commission launched infringement procedures against 13 EU member states, including Bulgaria, over their failure to implement EU legislation concerning the welfare of laying hens.

The compliance deadline Naydenov faces is end-May 2012.

Commenting on the introduction of the ban on "un-enriched" cages, the Agriculture Minister explained that the number of "unhappy" laying hens in Bulgaria was 500 000 out of a total of 3 million.

By April, the "unhappy" ones would all turn into "happy" ones, Naydenov proudly assured.

Naydenov's words were not a sudden whim; the "happy" qualifier came in circulation with the breaking of the news about the EC infringement proceedings.

Given Bulgaria's less than shiny record in animal rights protection, isn't the joke rather misplaced?

Is it not sick humor to call the birds' right to a floor space of less than the size of an A4 sheet of paper a state of "happiness"?

Is epidemic cynicism to be tolerated as a safe outlet during times of crises?

If so, how long will it take before we forget the real value of things, for instance animal welfare?

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#7
hercules - 13 Feb 2012 // 10:32:57

“I love Bulgaria”

Will you be going through the rubbish bins today looking for food and clothes?

Going to a hospital trying to get just the basic treatment after you have slipped on pavements covered in ice?

Trying to stay alive on 100 leva a month?

#6
davidf85 - 13 Feb 2012 // 02:41:02

I love Bulgaria

#5
Naso - 11 Feb 2012 // 14:11:46

Well, the only thing I know is that; I do not know anything for sure.

#4
ankle - 11 Feb 2012 // 14:08:31

Well you should know !

#3
Naso - 11 Feb 2012 // 13:20:46

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or sense.

#2
ankle - 11 Feb 2012 // 12:07:59

“If so, how long will it take before we forget the real value of things, for instance animal welfare?”

In reply to your question…… Never!

The first welfare reforms must be for human beings and there’s little hope of that in a 4th world country with the mentality below primates!

#1
Naso - 11 Feb 2012 // 08:34:53

“Love Bulgaria” vs “Hate Bulgaria”

Ok, it is time to “Love Bulgaria”, its friendly people, beautiful nature and business climate. Should and Must be the primary core concept and vital source drive for all Bulgarian people and socio-economic public affairs in everything and anything.

“Love Bulgaria” core concept and source drive should be embedded, utilised and presented in any single public appearance. In any media, in any article, in any show, in any commentary and criticism.

''Love BG” shell and must be firmly confirmed and clear demonstrated at any PR and business leader at any opportunity, at any public or business affair, at any political speech, event or agreement made.

“Love BG” shell and must be a socio-economic priority AAA. From the Elite to the ordinary people like me. From the President to the ordinary citizen like you. “Love Bulgaria” should be within and PR content.

That is very much all. What is going to be or not to be.

“Love Bulgaria” or “Hate Bulgaria”

That has got to be one of the best known “getting started” for prosperity ever. However long and complicated any “Love Bulgaria” conceptual endeavour might be, it always needs to be initiated with something short and simple. “Love BG” could also be interpreted to show that no journey ever gets completed that isn’t started with love. There’s just so many useful ways that Bulgarian people and institution can try to interpret those few words in a global scale.

Once it get started, it only have to go one step at a time. Getting started with “Love” is by far the hardest part. But Bulgaria has unlimited resources in utilising and expressing love, while ignoring and not tolerating any thing that is not in “Love Bulgaria” interest.

“Love Bulgaria” shell be reached, taught and preached in any family, home, farm, public place and school by any farmer and spiritual leader at any time.

If you need more help with getting to “Love Bulgaria” and comprehend conceptual process right, please feel free to let me know.

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