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Right now, over 10 million Aussie hens are suffering in barren battery cages. This might be about to change – but we need your help.

State and territory governments have been debating national Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry for over six years.

Finally, the Standards are nearing completion – and in good news for millions of layer hens – they’re likely to include a phase out of battery cages.

But this means nothing unless states and territories commit to implementing the Standards – and implement them as soon as possible. Otherwise, they’re just words on a page.

Every year that these Standards aren’t in effect means more and more intelligent, inquisitive and social layer hens – millions more for every year this drags on – will suffer in barren battery cages.

So we need your help. The Standards are with state and territory agriculture representatives for consideration. You can help by taking action to let decision-makers know that you want to see a phase out of barren battery cages implemented as soon as possible.

These hens deserve nothing less.

What is a battery cage?

Battery cages are small, barren wire cages. There are many thousands of cages stacked in sheds that may contain up to 100,000 birds.

The space given to each bird is less than the size of a piece of A4 paper.

For a hen to have a good life, she needs the freedom to move around, to stretch, flap her wings, perch and lay her eggs in a nest.

She can’t do any of these things in a barren battery cage.

Visit the Knowledgebase to find out more.

How can I help?

We need state and territory governments, and all members of Parliament, to know that the community wants to see a phase out of barren battery cages implemented without delay.

Simply enter your postcode and we’ll show you the best way you can take action, and help say bye bye to barren battery cages as soon as possible.