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!
Animal welfare concerns me. I'm sharing my thoughts on the drafted code.
The expectations held by the general public are not being met by the codes of practice. All welfare laws are supposed to be informed by science.
An independent poultry welfare report into layer hen health commissioned by the VIC government states -
• Egg-laying hens locked in cages have 5 times more fractured bones than free range hens
Unlike other types of egg production, better practices cannot address the biggest problems faced by caged birds - cruelty is baked into the cage production system innately.
Chickens are now treated like nothing but egg-laying machines - having to lay so many eggs every year depletes essential calcium and wreaks havoc on the strength of their skeletal systems.
Animal welfare science highlighting that cages cause suffering of chickens has influenced other governments to phase out cages. I am very keen to see the end of caging laying hens. I hope that all of my views will be given the consideration they need.
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.