Last chance to make a submission to free hens from battery cages once and for all.


To the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines review,

I write to ask that the Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry be amended to include a nationwide ban of battery cages and cruel farming practices including but not limited to debeaking, forced moulting, and food and water deprivation.  It is unacceptable that these animals have been condemned to a life of cruelty and exploitation just for the production of cheap eggs.  

The Australian public refuses to allow these cruelties to continue and it is time that the standards reflect that.  

Good animal welfare is a combination of physical and mental wellbeing and natural living. None of these are currently being granted to egg-laying hens. They need space to move, nest and behave naturally. 

So I ask you, please join the ACT, Europe, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada in banning the battery cage, debeaking and other cruel farming methods and help improve the lives of millions of hens all around Australia.

Kind regards,


Who's signing

Amanda Hood
Janine Marshman
Romayne Westwood
Rina Daluz
Tony Thomas
Katherine Mills
Melissa Freeman
Deidre Hokin
Karin Viles
Brooke Walker
Sam Monaghan
Anthony McElroy
Laura Jones
Alan Brennan
Howard Gelman
Alice Shore
Ariana Neuman
Robert Pulie
Martha Ansara
Robert Mann
Gabryela Potrykus
Rosemary Elliott
Yota Krili
Ruth Rose
Sue Fleming
Kere Eaton
Lucy Stedman
Marian Davis
Teow Ti

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  • Amanda Hood
    signed 2018-01-25 16:35:58 +1100
  • Janine Marshman
    signed 2018-01-25 16:29:12 +1100
  • Romayne Westwood
    signed 2018-01-25 16:27:25 +1100
  • Rina Daluz
    signed 2018-01-25 16:27:18 +1100
  • Tony Thomas
    signed 2018-01-25 16:26:13 +1100
  • Katherine Mills
    signed 2018-01-25 16:19:42 +1100
  • Melissa Freeman
    signed 2018-01-25 16:14:01 +1100
  • Deidre Hokin
    signed 2018-01-24 16:58:06 +1100
  • Karin Viles
    signed 2018-01-23 15:19:43 +1100
    I have been shocked to see the mistreatment of hens in poultry farms in a so called civilized society. Eggs are a nutritious addition to our diet and even free range eggs are absolutely affordable to a pensioner like myself.

    It is unacceptable to see animals suffer in the way they do, being exploited for financial gain. I ask that we join the rest of the world in stopping cruel practices to these sentient beings.
  • Brooke Walker
    signed 2018-01-23 09:27:39 +1100
  • Sam Monaghan
    signed 2018-01-23 07:55:48 +1100
  • Anthony McElroy
    signed via 2018-01-23 07:18:54 +1100
  • Laura Jones
    signed 2018-01-22 21:10:11 +1100
  • Alan Brennan
    signed 2018-01-22 15:08:54 +1100
    Please no more cruel Poultry farming
  • Howard Gelman
    signed 2018-01-22 13:21:15 +1100
  • Alice Shore
    signed 2018-01-22 12:40:59 +1100
    Hens are sentient and sapient creatures with behavioural needs, like walking, dustbathing, pecking and scratching in the earth, safe nesting places in quietness.. As members of Planet Earth community they have the right to have their needs met.

    Alice Shore
  • Ariana Neuman
    signed 2018-01-22 09:45:10 +1100
  • Robert Pulie
    signed 2018-01-22 09:14:07 +1100
  • Martha Ansara
    signed 2018-01-22 06:46:59 +1100
  • Robert Mann
    signed 2018-01-21 22:54:38 +1100
  • Gabryela Potrykus
    signed 2018-01-21 22:52:45 +1100
    Gabby Potrykus
  • Rosemary Elliott
    signed 2018-01-21 18:11:42 +1100
  • Yota Krili
    signed 2018-01-21 16:38:12 +1100
  • Ruth Rose
    signed 2018-01-21 14:21:17 +1100
  • Sue Fleming
    signed 2018-01-21 13:46:04 +1100
    This matter of battery hens should have been solved ages ago. The battery hen/egg producers have had enough time to change their practices or get out of the business.
  • Kere Eaton
    signed 2018-01-21 12:04:18 +1100
    The caged hens industry is unbelievably cruel and needs to be turned into a free range situation then everyone (hens much included) will be winners. Proper free range eggs are so much better in every way to eggs of caged birds.
  • Lucy Stedman
    signed 2018-01-21 11:05:15 +1100
  • Marian Davis
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-20 23:45:36 +1100
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  • Marian Davis
    signed via 2018-01-20 23:44:52 +1100
  • Teow Ti
    signed 2018-01-20 16:14:18 +1100

    It does not take much to be kind to animals. Cruelty begets cruelty.