Right now more than 10 million egg laying hens are confined in battery cages across Australia. Many other countries have already banned battery cages, and Australia is lagging seriously behind.
We now have a not-to-be-missed opportunity to bring an end to this cruel method of farming, after an Independent Panel recommended a battery cage phase out. If this recommendation is implemented by the states and territories, we could finally see an end to these horrible cages in Australia. However, this is not happening fast enough. We need your help to ensure these poor hens don't suffer for another decade or more.
Act now! Ask your local state MP to call on your state or territory agriculture minister to act on the Independent Panel’s advice, and implement a national phase out of battery cages as soon as possible by sending them the letter below.
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Humane Society International Ltd PO BOX 439 Avalon, NSW 2107
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