Across Australia, up to 12 million ‘battery’ hens are imprisoned in small cages to provide consumers with “cheap eggs”. The majority of these tortured birds are found right here in New South Wales.
These hens barely have room to stretch their wings and are unable to act on their natural instincts and behaviours including wing flapping, grooming, preening, foraging and dust bathing. They face a lifetime of broken bones, osteoporosis, stress and frustration.
But the Animal Justice Party NSW has a plan to set them free.
Our MP Emma Hurst is chairing an inquiry into battery cage hens right now, right here in New South Wales. She has committed to bringing transparency to the animal agribusiness industry, and showing people across New South Wales what really goes on behind closed doors.
This is just the first step. We want the battery cage egg industry phased out by 2025, and we’re prepared to fight for the legislation to do it.
Together with our members and volunteers, we are going to end the prison sentence of millions of hens across Australia and here in NSW. It is time to end the cruel battery cage industry and give these hens the freedom they deserve.