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!
158,698 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 am very grateful to have the chance to give you my submission for the Poultry Code.
Egg Laying Chickens - Welfare Needs
The problem with cages.
1. Caged birds have been observed with greater indicators of physiological distress and fear - which can exhibit as a fear response indicated by a freeze in movement.
2. Because of crippling confinement and zero ability to exercise, 1 in 3 caged chickens killed has a broken bone.
3. A layer-hen can't practise behaviours critical to good welfare, such as stretching, when confined to a cage.
4. Because their movement is severely restricted in a cage, hens suffer from alarming rates of diseases of the liver and bone.
5. There's a scientific review that concludes: "Many injuries (e.g. to the vent or keel bone fractures) are not easy to identify and it is also more difficult to identify and capture ailing birds in large tiered cage or aviary systems".
Other countries are watching. Please make the kind choice.
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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.