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!
158,858 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!
I have strong opinions about how we treat animals. I speak on behalf of the vast majority of people when I say that I am grateful to have the opportunity to have my views heard.
In cages, hens can be pecked violently by other stressed birds and live with high rates of painful fractured bones. The Victorian govt. published a scientific report into the welfare of hens that definitively states that cages are inherently terrible.
I think all hens should be able to: forage for their natural foodsource, sunbathe, move freely through their environment, and bathe in the dust. Which is why I'm appalled that a piece of A4 paper is all the space a caged egg-laying hen is given to move around in. A recent scientific review had this to say, "[a cage] prevents birds from performing basic movements essential for good health (walking, wing stretching)". Denying hens the ability to do everything that is instinctive to them leads to immense frustration and discomfort.
Cages need to be phased out.
Internationally, politicians will be taking notice of your decision. Please, set the right example. I hope that our views will be given the consideration they deserve by you.
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.