Ensure your MP is fully informed on battery cages.

0  people are helping.

Share crucial info to help get hens out of cages

The egg industry has seemingly been sending state MPs very questionable 'information' in the lead up to a big decision on cages. Share the full story for hens!

A hen is looking through cage bars directly at the camera, surrounded by fellow hens in an over-crowded cage

Share crucial info to help get hens out of cages

The egg industry has seemingly been sending state MPs very questionable 'information' in the lead up to a big decision on cages. Share the full story for hens!

* Indicates required field.

Great news for hens: there are no cage egg farms in NT or ACT, and the ACT has passed laws that don’t allow them. Please consider emailing the Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt, calling for a nationwide ban on cages.

The Prime Minister’s email address is no longer monitored, but you can still contact Prime Minister Anthony Albanese here. Thank you for wanting to protect animals from cruelty!

By completing this action, you give permission for Animals Australia to contact you. You can unsubscribe from updates at any time.


Your details are safe, refer to our privacy policy

* Indicates required field.

Please add a subject line, and consider editing in your own words. Personalised letters have a greater impact for animals.

Your representative is:

Your State MP
Dear Member of Parliament,


You’re almost ready to help make a difference!

To maximise the impact of your letter, you should send it from your own email program.

    1. Click "Prepare my email message" below.
    2. You will be redirected to your own email program, where a new email draft will be pre-populated.
    3. You will have the opportunity to edit the email and personalise it to give it more impact if you wish. Otherwise, just press "SEND" through your email program.

That’s it! With those simple steps, you can ensure your voice is heard in the call for valuable, meaningful change. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s call for kindness, now.

You’re ready to take action!

Ready to help us make important, meaningful change? Send your message now and add your voice to the call for kindness.


Thank you !

Your name has been added to the other currently on the petition.


Did your email program open with your pre-populated letter? If so, that’s great! If not, you can copy it below and paste it into your preferred email program to send.
Help us spread the word and encourage others to take action to end animal cruelty by sharing it on social media.
Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated December 24, 2021

Hour after hour, day after day, a gentle hen stands on the wire floor of a cage.

Confined with several other hens, she’s unable to stretch her wings, dustbathe, make a nest or even see the sky. When she’s 18 months old she’ll be ‘spent’ and sent to slaughter.

We’re so close to a phase out of cages

Now, after years of delays, finally this year State and Federal agriculture ministers are due to announce the updated Standards for how laying hens and other farmed birds can legally be treated.

Following the biggest public consultation in Australia’s history, where caring Australians overwhelmingly demanded change for hens, there’s a possibility of a phase out of battery cages.

Hens need you to counter industry spin

Unsurprisingly, the industry that has fought to keep hens confined to cages seems to be having one more go to resist change in line with community expectations and animal welfare science.

We won’t repeat the full detail of the ‘information’ they’ve apparently been sending MPs, but safe to say, here’s key information about battery cages and egg production:

  • Battery cages, as regular Australians understand them to be called, are legal and routinely used (the egg industry might call them ‘conventional cages’)
  • In each all-wire cage, multiple hens are kept confined with less than an A4 piece of paper’s worth of space each
  • At least 5 million hens are in battery cages across Australia right now
  • Animal welfare science — and common sense — is clear that cages cause suffering and can never meet the welfare needs of hens
  • Across all egg ‘production’ systems, days-old male chicks are killed by gassing or being ground up alive

Will you speak out for hens?

Use the form above to send an instant message to your state Member of Parliament, ensuring they are FULLY informed on battery cages and what they mean for hens — and calling for a ban on cages altogether.