While chick culling of male chicks has been an animal welfare issue for years, the practice still continues in many aspects of the world. An alternative to ensure the prevention of mass culling of male chicks includes technology to predetermine the sex of the embryo and essentially prevent the birth before they develop into chicks. France and Germany are working to ban mass culling and have invested in technology to seek alternatives. The ban on mass culling of male chicks has since saved more than 50 million chicks in France alone. Egg farming industries have until the end of 2022 to fully outlaw the practice.
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