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!
158,321 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!
Please accept my contribution to the Poultry Code Review.
I've concluded that chickens are suffering in cage systems.
a) Caged chickens can't stop birds that are aggressive, because of the alarming confinement and over-crowding.
b) The cruelty of caging hens means hens are often riddled with osteoporosis.
c) Chickens' natural needs are not met when they live in cages.
d) It can be impossible to notice unwell or suffering chickens in cage egg facilities.
e) Chickens suffer chronic mental distress when in cages.
f) The most common causes of death in caged chickens are bacterial diseases and viral diseases.
g) Hens in cages get pain in their feet due to being made to stand on wire day in day out.
If 'colony cages' are being considered, you might want to look at what's happening in New Zealand. Their major supermarket chain, Countdown, is phasing out all cage eggs, including from colony cages. They made this decision because of massive public outcry against all cage eggs. In the eyes of the community, and corporates, a cage is a cage.
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.