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

Mary Sheehan
Barbara Kearney
Justine Lloyd
Olwen Henstridge
Libby Blainey
Michele McKenzie
Beryl Ford
Gillian Noble
Noeleen Johnston
Ruth Armstrong
Elizabeth Weir
Katrina Kelly
Helen Basili
Rowena Morgan
Keryl Egan
Mary Merlino
Joan Greenwood
Fiona Barron
Michelle Berkon
Lynda Guido
Elizabeth van der Weyden
Patricia Docking
Jacqueline Springett
Angelika Treichler
Lea Dalgleish
Louise Newey
Helen Edwards
Jo-Anne Turrell
Sandra Jorgensen
Judith Cashmore

Will you sign?

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  • Mary Sheehan
    signed 2018-02-24 10:49:56 +1100
  • Barbara Kearney
    signed 2018-02-24 10:26:38 +1100
    Barbara Jean Kearney completely disagrees with cages for poultry it is like putting them in concentration camps and is utererly and totally inhumane!
  • Justine Lloyd
    signed 2018-02-24 10:24:28 +1100
  • Olwen Henstridge
    signed 2018-02-24 10:20:56 +1100
    olwen henstridge
  • Libby Blainey
    signed 2018-02-24 09:50:57 +1100
    Freedom for all hens NOW!
  • Michele McKenzie
    signed 2018-02-24 09:11:41 +1100
    Give hens more room to move, nest, and be able to live the best life they can.
  • Beryl Ford
    signed 2018-02-24 08:54:58 +1100
    Better living conditions for hens is long over due.If we are able to take the cruelty out of food production we should do so. We are not a nation that is starving, we have the luxury of being selective about our food so lets make a stand about this practice and give animals a better life.
  • Gillian Noble
    signed 2018-02-24 08:45:38 +1100
  • Noeleen Johnston
    signed 2018-02-24 08:42:25 +1100
  • Ruth Armstrong
    signed 2018-02-24 08:16:11 +1100
  • Elizabeth Weir
    signed 2018-02-24 08:15:51 +1100
    I can’t believe we have taken so long to ban this cruel practices – why can’t Australia ever lead on some of these issues, other countries always beat us to it.
  • Katrina Kelly
    signed 2018-02-24 08:15:39 +1100
  • Helen Basili
    signed 2018-02-24 08:11:33 +1100
  • Rowena Morgan
    signed 2018-02-24 08:10:17 +1100
    Appalling in 2018!!!
  • Keryl Egan
    signed 2018-02-24 08:00:41 +1100
  • Mary Merlino
    signed 2018-02-24 07:48:59 +1100
    Mary Merlino
  • Joan Greenwood
    signed 2018-02-24 06:59:24 +1100
  • Fiona Barron
    signed 2018-02-24 06:48:35 +1100
  • Michelle Berkon
    signed 2018-02-24 04:29:38 +1100
  • Lynda Guido
    signed 2018-02-24 03:10:28 +1100
  • Elizabeth van der Weyden
    signed 2018-02-24 00:12:15 +1100
    These hens need fresh air, green grass, just like we humans, who so value their eggs, like to get ‘outside’.

    Would you like live in a cage..even zoo animals get outside.
  • Patricia Docking
    signed 2018-02-24 00:04:28 +1100
  • Jacqueline Springett
    signed 2018-02-23 23:23:37 +1100
  • Angelika Treichler
    signed 2018-02-23 23:02:26 +1100
  • Lea Dalgleish
    signed 2018-02-23 22:56:00 +1100
  • Louise Newey
    signed 2018-02-23 22:53:39 +1100
  • Helen Edwards
    signed 2018-02-23 22:15:56 +1100
  • Jo-Anne Turrell
    signed 2018-02-23 22:15:29 +1100
  • Sandra Jorgensen
    signed 2018-02-23 22:12:53 +1100
    Hens are screaming for freedom, thankyou for speaking out on behalf of beautiful hens.
  • Judith Cashmore
    signed 2018-02-23 22:02:33 +1100