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

Annarosa Berman
Gail Morgan
Foong Ti
Maria Byrne
Julian Dresser
Celia Barnett-Chu
Jean Gelman
Joanne Gifford
John Talent
Kevin Mcdonnell
Greg Ross
Megan Hamilton
Rhondda McMurray
Elisabeth Dark
Susan Hockley
Peter Kuestler
Susanne Fletcher
Gabrielle Duigu
Talitha Kennedy
Nicole Rosen
Amelia King
Robert Baker
Annabelle Parry
Gary Nicklin
Elizabeth Hitchener
Lisbeth Larsen
Angelika Lawler
Margaret Reynolds
Sylvia Sagi

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  • Annarosa Berman
    signed 2018-01-18 18:39:16 +1100
    Subjecting hens to living conditions that have been banned in many developed nations, for the sake of cheap eggs, is unacceptable, especially in a rich, developed nation. Please amend the Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry to include a nationwide ban of battery cages. Thank you.
  • Gail Morgan
    signed 2018-01-18 18:36:30 +1100
    Cruelty is simply bad practice that impacts on the food chain as animals are fed drugs and artificial lighting and are modified physically to produce flavourless and nutritionally compromised product – it is bad for them and us
  • Foong Ti
    signed 2018-01-18 18:36:02 +1100
  • Maria Byrne
    signed 2018-01-18 18:30:37 +1100
  • Julian Dresser
    signed 2018-01-18 18:30:06 +1100
  • Celia Barnett-Chu
    signed 2018-01-18 18:27:11 +1100
  • Jean Gelman
    signed 2018-01-18 18:19:33 +1100
    Raise standards for hens: ban cages & set limits to the number of hens per hectare. Several companies now state the ratios on the egg cartons. All egg producers should do so, & there should be appropriate inspection & enforcement of standards.
  • Joanne Gifford
    signed 2018-01-18 18:15:10 +1100
    Compassion and empathy are sorely lacking in today’s world – for both humans and animals. Every living being is entitled to live the best life possible – even little feathery ones.
  • John Talent
    signed 2018-01-18 18:14:21 +1100
  • Kevin Mcdonnell
    signed 2018-01-18 18:13:15 +1100
  • Greg Ross
    signed 2018-01-18 18:07:53 +1100
    this cruel practice has to stop, I refuse to by these products
  • Megan Hamilton
    signed 2018-01-18 18:03:17 +1100
  • Rhondda McMurray
    signed 2018-01-18 17:58:04 +1100
    This cruelty to hens for commercial gain should have ended long ago.
  • Elisabeth Dark
    signed 2018-01-18 17:56:10 +1100
  • Susan Hockley
    signed 2018-01-18 17:53:22 +1100
  • Peter Kuestler
    signed 2018-01-18 17:49:25 +1100
    Peter Kuestler
  • Susanne Fletcher
    signed 2018-01-18 17:44:00 +1100
  • Gabrielle Duigu
    signed 2018-01-18 17:42:38 +1100
    There is absolutely no excuse for battery hens. The cruelty is clear, and people do not need ultra cheap chicken based on unspeakable suffering.
  • Talitha Kennedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:41:38 +1100
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  • Talitha Kennedy
    signed 2018-01-18 17:40:49 +1100
  • Nicole Rosen
    signed 2018-01-18 17:40:15 +1100
  • Amelia King
    signed 2018-01-18 17:38:41 +1100
    Amelia King
  • Robert Baker
    signed 2018-01-18 17:37:25 +1100
  • Annabelle Parry
    signed 2018-01-18 17:37:14 +1100
  • Gary Nicklin
    signed 2018-01-18 17:37:13 +1100
  • Elizabeth Hitchener
    signed 2018-01-18 17:36:39 +1100
  • Lisbeth Larsen
    signed 2018-01-18 17:36:10 +1100
    Cruel practices such as keeping hens in tiny cages should have been abandoned long ago since that is not the case its high time now to show the world more humane practices than was the case in the past say no to keeping farm animals in small confined cages with restricted movements preventing them from having a natural life and enough space to exhibit their natural behaviours that add to the quality of life this is something they have been deprived of for far too long time to give them back those simple yet vital rights to move and display their natural behaviours that prevent stress and discomfort.
  • Angelika Lawler
    signed 2018-01-18 17:34:39 +1100
  • Margaret Reynolds
    signed 2018-01-18 17:34:17 +1100
    Stop this outdated and cruel process now!
  • Sylvia Sagi
    signed 2018-01-18 17:32:55 +1100