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!
158,117 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!
I understand you are calling for public submissions on the treatment of chickens.
It's my stance that we should phase out cages. Scientific research and ethics should be the basis for any welfare law reforms.
In the Voiceless report 'Unscrambled' it describes that:
• "High egg production also has a major impact on a hen’s bone strength and contributes to layer hens suffering from a higher frequency of osteoporosis and bone fractures. This can be due to the unnaturally high number of eggs produced in a hen’s lifetime and the amount of calcium required to produce so many egg shells."
• "Extreme inactivity can result in hens developing ‘disuse osteoporosis’, leading to chronic pain from bone fractures. The muscles and bones essentially waste away, with the hen’s skeletal system becoming weak.
Substandard welfare is inherent to the caged egg system itself - it's impossible to 'fix' a cage.
A phase-out of cages only makes sense:
• Hens don't deserve to suffer.
• The vast majority of Australians support a phase out of cage egg facilities.
• It won't cost more than 3c per egg for the industry to transition.
• Cage eggs are erroding the public's trust in industry.
• Very few egg companies remain in the cage egg business.
• It will help restore trust in the Code.
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.