Just like you do.
Right now, Australia’s cruellest farming device — the battery cage — is 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, the Government is asking for feedback from people like you.
Let them have it
Join 126,331 kind people — make an urgent public submission calling for an end to battery cage cruelty.
I believe animals deserve compassion. I think transitioning away from cages would be a great idea.
The consensus of scientists is that hens in cage systems are suffering constantly.
- The inability to exercise in a cage results in hens suffering from alarming rates of liver and bone disease.
- Hens in cage egg systems are more often stressed than birds in other environments.
- Broken bones are most often found in caged hens due to 1.5 years of crippling confinement and no ability to exercise to build bone density. It's unpleasant to know that fractured bones that happen at any state of life can remain painful.
- A government commissioned report published recently indicates "[The cage] prevents birds from performing basic movements... [and]... denies birds the possibility of expressing their behavioural needs".
- Individual veterinary care is impossible in cages - leaving many hens to endure painful injuries, without relief.
The current accepted science couldn't be clearer that hens don't belong in in cages.
Industry ought to listen to Australia and understand that we want to phase out cage egg cruelty.
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?
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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.