After years of campaigning, Tasmania has become the first state in
Australia to commit to a complete phase out of battery cages! Animals
Australia - victory for hens!
We (heart) hens!
The good news
doesn't end there.
The State Government also vowed to fast-track the
phase out of pregnant sow crates by the middle of next year -- well before
the pork industry's own target of 2017.
This heralds the beginning
of the end for two of the cruellest devices ever used to confine animals
raised for food.
This breakthrough for animals in factory farms
follows intensive consumer awareness campaigning by Animals Australia, the
efforts of colleague groups, and strategic investigations by Tasmanian
member society Brightside Farm Sanctuary. Importantly, Tasmania's decision
will add pressure on other states to follow suit.
Industries Minister Bryan Green said the landmark decision was underpinned
by growing public awareness and by informed consumers refusing to support
cruel practices through the choices they make at the supermarket. Our
strategy is working!
This victory will reduce needless suffering of
thousands upon thousands of sensitive animals. If you have ever donated to
our public awareness campaigns, or if you are one of the many people who are
leading by example and making kind choices for animals every day -- thank you
-- this is your victory too!
Once again, people power is paving a
brighter future for animals. But there is still a long way to go. While
animals continue to suffer in factory farms across Australia, our campaigns
to expose and end this cruelty will continue. Informed consumer choice has
immense power to motivate governments, retailers -- and ultimately industries
-- to stop supporting cruel practices.
Help us show the rest of
Australia that hens in all states deserve better than a life sentence in a
cage. Click here to sign the pledge to help make the battery cage history --
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What this means for hens:
million battery hens suffer in Australian factory farms. An estimated one in
six lives in constant pain with a broken bone -- a consequence of lack of
exercise from living in a space smaller than an A4 sized sheet of paper. No
more battery hen farms can be built in Tasmania, and their numbers will soon
What this means for pigs:
Sow crates are still in operation across Australia and are used
to confine a pregnant mother pig so tightly that she cannot even turn
around. Tasmania is the first state to phase these out by law.
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