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

Kevin Armstrong
Simon Lumsden
Sophia Kevans
George Reynolds
Emine Sermet
Judith Fiander
Eric Snowball
Robyn Jung
Jennifer Dowling
Stefanie Leedham
Margaret Roberts
Rebecca Nash
Claire Bridgman
Judith Gatland
Penny Hamilton
John Liebmann
Anthony Marsh
Kate Macleod
Daniel Taylor
Keith Lyons
Serge Martich-Osterman
Justin Lee
Lindsay John Scandrett
Nadia Gough

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  • Kevin Armstrong
    signed 2018-01-18 17:29:45 +1100
  • Simon Lumsden
    signed 2018-01-18 17:29:31 +1100
    Animal welfare standards should include criteria that mandate mental suffering of chickens be minimised. To include this criteria would involve provision of conditions that would allow them to live with much less suffering — it should mandate that the chickens have access to shelter, outdoors and spaces designed to offer them a life that allows them to have in some meaningful sensed enriched lives — doing things that they enjoy: bathing, perching and foraging etc.

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  • Mandy Lamkin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:26:43 +1100
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  • Mandy Lamkin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:26:42 +1100
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  • Sophia Kevans
    signed 2018-01-18 17:26:29 +1100
  • Emine Sermet
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:25:32 +1100
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  • George Reynolds
    signed 2018-01-18 17:25:04 +1100
    george reynolds im more worried about the Muslim invasion?
  • Emine Sermet
    signed 2018-01-18 17:25:03 +1100
  • Judith Fiander
    signed 2018-01-18 17:23:15 +1100
  • Eric Snowball
    signed 2018-01-18 17:23:07 +1100
  • Robyn Jung
    signed 2018-01-18 17:21:57 +1100
  • Jennifer Dowling
    signed 2018-01-18 17:21:03 +1100
  • Stefanie Leedham
    signed 2018-01-18 17:20:51 +1100
  • Margaret Roberts
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:20:47 +1100
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  • Margaret Roberts
    signed 2018-01-18 17:20:21 +1100
    Margaret Roberts
  • Rebecca Nash
    signed 2018-01-18 17:20:00 +1100
  • Claire Bridgman
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:18:16 +1100
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  • Claire Bridgman
    signed 2018-01-18 17:17:52 +1100
    Please don’t wait any longer to do this, every day they suffer…….
  • Judith Gatland
    signed 2018-01-18 17:17:12 +1100
    judith gatland
  • Penny Hamilton
    signed 2018-01-18 17:17:08 +1100
    To keep hens in small cages is simply wicked. All sentient creatures deserve a life worth living. Free them.
  • John Liebmann
    signed 2018-01-18 17:17:02 +1100
  • Anthony Marsh
    signed 2018-01-18 17:14:10 +1100
  • Kate Macleod
    signed 2018-01-18 17:13:39 +1100
  • Daniel Taylor
    signed 2018-01-18 17:13:16 +1100
  • Keith Lyons
    signed 2018-01-18 17:13:01 +1100
  • Serge Martich-Osterman
    signed 2018-01-18 17:12:59 +1100
    A filthy, shameless and cruel practice that rebounds on us – i.e. the idiots that allow such despicable behaviour – and we pay the price by consuming sub-standard eggs and the flesh of cancerous chickens!
  • Lindsay John Scandrett
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-18 17:12:41 +1100
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  • Justin Lee
    signed 2018-01-18 17:11:52 +1100
    Please let this nightmare end!
  • Lindsay John Scandrett
    signed 2018-01-18 17:11:43 +1100
    I stopped eating red meat in 1985 and all animal flesh in 2010. I still eat fish occasionally but am moving almost immutably towards vegetarianism as soon as I can manage. Cruel farming practices of any kind are a part of my decision. Please amend Animal Welfare Standards and in particular in this case, Guidelines for Poultry immediately. Thank you. Lindsay John Scandrett
  • Nadia Gough
    signed 2018-01-18 17:11:29 +1100