French activists protest against killing of male chicks


              French animal rights activists group L214 simulate the killing of chick stuffed animals to protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 simulate the killing of chick stuffed animals to protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              Hard-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon takes part with French animal rights activists group L214 protesting exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              Hard-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, right, flanked with politicians speaks with French animal rights activists group L214 protesting exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 simulate the killing of chick stuffed animals to protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
            
              French animal rights activists group L214 protest exceptions to a new legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, in front of Agriculture Ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The egg industry doesn't use male chicks which cannot lay egg and are different breeds than those used for meat, leading to their killing using techniques like crushing and gassing them. The practice causes the death of about 50 million birds in the country every year, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)