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!
Thank you for seeking the views of the public on poultry welfare.
I would welcome a phase out of cages.I know that you're looking for an analysis of the drafted standards. Here's mine.
In standard SA2.2, "skip a day" feeding is mentioned. It is even called "acceptable".
I vehemently disagree with skip a day feeding and don't think broiler chickens - or any animal - should ever be exposed this. The "severe feed restriction" results in frustration, and chickens acting aggressively towards each other.
I note that within standard SA9.15, there are recommendations with regards to beak trimming. My response to this is that beak trimming actually should be phased out altogether.
Reducing stocking density would help hens to feel less frantic and reduce incidents where they are pecking each other.
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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.
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.