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!
158,377 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!
The treatment of animals is something I think needs attention. Thank you so much for inviting me to respond to the Code review.
I think it would be a good idea to move away from cages.
Caged hens live pitiful lives, enduring cannibalism, mutilated beaks, intense boredom, mental trauma, painful feet and painful broken bones. The issues with cage systems were outlined in a comprehensive report into the latest credible science, meaning we now have official government science that conclusively proves that cages bring about fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome (which often causes instantaneous death) and don't allow chickens to do the basic movements necessary for their good health.
As noted by the RSPCA's scientific review in an academic journal, chickens can't perform natural behaviours in a cage. Instinctively, chickens find a private nest to lay eggs in, display social behaviour such as interacting with others and stretch their wings. Chickens in cages are prevented from displaying normal behaviour fundamental for well-being such as comfort movements. Due to the very crowded environment of cages, it's impossible to stop hens from pecking each other aggressively.
I hope my input helps your consultation process.
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.