Just like you do.
Right now, Australia’s cruellest farming device — the battery cage — is under review.
This could be a breakthrough for animals. Or, it could lock in more cruelty, for decades.
Egg industry bosses have had their say: they want to keep hens in cages.
Now, the Government is asking for feedback from people like you.
Let them have it
Join 117,387 kind people — make an urgent public submission calling for an end to battery cage cruelty.
Let me start by saying, chickens suffer in small wire cages. It's clear to most consumers that animals need to be treated well.
Elevated levels of stress and fear are detected in egg laying hens confined in cages.
The immunity of hens confined in cages is weakened by intense confinement.
The VIC government scientific report says: layer hens in cages have a greater chance of dying from fatty liver disease and osteoporosis.
Picture, for a second, what it means to never get let out of a cage. Just like other animals we owe egg laying hens respect.
The standards of the wider community are not being met by the codes.
Double your impact for animals by copying in your State MP. We need to reach every electorate in the country. Can you help us reach our goal?
, you’ve given animals a powerful voice today. In thanks, we’d like to give you something back. Can we send you a FREE veg starter kit — full of delicious animal-friendly recipes?
Your submission is helping to free hens from battery cages! Don’t forget to share this campaign so your friends can have a say, too!
This form allows you to send your personal public submission direct to the Poultry Code review (sent to publicconspoultry (at) animalhealthaustralia.com.au). To ensure your submission meets the requirements of the public consultation, it must be accompanied by your full name, and general contact details. Along with your personal submission, these details will be disclosed to the Poultry Code Review panel, as well as your state MP/s (if you choose to send them a copy) and state Agriculture minister.
Full details on the proposed Code can be found here for comment.
You are encouraged to edit or write your own submission by clicking "Read or Edit Submission". Just make sure it is polite and free from profanity.
Anyone can make their voice heard — you don’t need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to take action.
Please note that the content of your submission will be treated as public information, in line with the official Review process. Your submission may be published on the website of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines. Statements may also be attributed to you in reports produced during the Poultry Code review process.