Just like you do.
Australia’s cruellest farming device — the battery cage — has been 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, it’s up to us to get help get hens out of cages.
Count me in!
158,698 kind people made submissions calling for an end to battery cage cruelty. The consultation is now closed, but you can add your name in solidarity!
A cage is no place for a living being. Everyone expects animals to be properly cared for.
Hens aren't inanimate objects - they're animals who can recognise dozens of individual birds' faces, have the capacity to dream, are good problem solvers and are unique individuals. These birds should be treated with kindness, just like any other living being. Caged hens are more fearful than hens in other environments. Kept in cages, hens suffer mentally, in contrast with accepted animal welfare science that confirms that it's necessary to consider the psychological well-being of each chicken.
An egg-laying hen's ability to suffer is no different to any other animal. They should be protected against cruel treatment.
Numerous high profile companies are incorporating a policy to only use free range eggs. And Voiceless and Animal Liberation are some of the animal protection organisations that support a phase out.
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 voice 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.