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!
158,132 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 inviting feedback on the review of welfare standards for egg laying hens.
Hopefully submissions are an important opportunity to make it known to industry that there's no future in cages. All welfare laws are supposed to be science-led. The peer-reviewed research has spoken - cages are cruel. Studies reveal that in cages, hens have nowhere near the space required to stretch and flap their wings, can suffer cannibalism from other stressed birds, commonly live with untreated broken bones, are bored out of their minds, and are forced to endlessly stand on uncomfortable raised wire flooring without relief.
It is crucial for hens to be able to dustbathe for feather health, interact normally with other birds, move about and exercise, and lay in the sun. These things aren't possible in a cage.
I feel that animals deserve to be free from cruelty, and I firmly believe that we shouldn't be locking up animals in cages for their entire lives. I beg those who can alter the animal welfare codes to give this topic the attention it demands.
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.