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!
158,290 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 way we treat animals is important to me. In this letter you'll find my comments about the welfare code for poultry.
Scientists have spoken: hens suffer in cages. Studies reveal that in cages, egg-laying hens suffer chronic mental distress, are often riddled with osteoporosis, don't have enough space to flap their wings, can't even stand without discomfort or pain, and can be pecked violently by other stressed birds. We should automatically rely on the fact that the Code Review would have looked at the latest science. Science is supposed to be the foundation of welfare law reform. It is concerning that cages are still being considered given scientists are in agreement that chickens shouldn't be locked in cages. Instinctively, chickens will move and exercise, bathe in the sun, and find a peaceful place to lay their eggs. In cages, they can't practise natural patterns of behaviour. Why do we permit this to keep happening?
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.