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!
157,160 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 allowing me to submit my views. I really appreciate it. Hopefully, this consultation period offers industry bodies the confidence they need to free hens from cages.
It's impossible for chickens in cages to be free from mental suffering. Also, layer-hens in cages could live with an overlooked condition or injury their whole lives. All welfare laws are supposed to be in line with science.
Chickens deserve to be able to scratch in the earth, lay eggs in peace, lay in the sun, and walk and move around without restriction, but egg laying hens confined in cages can't display natural behavioural patterns. Something must be done about this.
I feel that animals deserve respect, and I think chickens suffer in cages.
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?
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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.