French Farmers Smash Thousands of Eggs Outside Tax Office

Not happy about low prices


French poultry farmers have smashed 100,000 eggs outside a tax office in Brittany in a protest over low prices.

The farmers in northwestern France threatened to continue smashing 100,000 eggs daily. They say that equates to 5% of Brittany's daily egg production.

They want France's total egg production to be cut by 5% to help raise prices.

The farmers' costs have risen partly because EU animal welfare rules require bigger cages for hens. The protest took place in Carhaix-Plouguer.