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!
159,476 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!
The cage egg problem troubles me.
People are increasingly wanting industry transparency. Because their movement is severely restricted in a cage, hens suffer from alarming rates of diseases of the liver and bone.
According to AECL data, sales of cage eggs have been trending downwards for a decade. The market has spoken. I'd like to see the govt send the industry a signal of its own - that it's time to transition to non-cage models. The govt risks giving businesses false hope and setting up egg farmers for a fall unless it legislates a phase out of cages.
I'd like to see a ban on cages because other countries like New Zealand and the UK are leaving Australia behind; it will level the playing field for egg producers; and the egg industry needs to be given a clear direction from the govt.
Thanks for allowing me to share my feedback. The govt now has a chance to do it right.
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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.
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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.