The nutters at Animal Aid, however, are trying to claim it as a victory. 'Government welfare body attacks gamebird battery cages' shrills their press release.
Indeed it does – it attacks the cages that Britain's game farms don't use, because long ago we looked at what some continental game farmers were doing and didn't like it.
So do Animal Aid just not know how gamebirds are reared in Britain, or are they being devious and disingenuous?
I'm going for the latter – not least because their press release is littered with more lies, distortions and half-truths. Such as: "gamebirds are not produced for food" (a lie), "the majority of the birds are not even eaten" (a lie), and "nearly forty million [gamebirds] are factory-farmed each year" (a lie).
Does anyone take these histrionics seriously? I do hope not.