The practice of confining hens to cages for egg production is abhorrent. Chickens are kept in extreme conditions. The birds have no access to natural light and are confined to a cage no larger than the size of an A4 piece of paper. Beaks are mutilated to stop birds pecking each other to death through the stress of confinement.
Many jurisdictions around the world have phased out or are in the process of phasing out the use of battery cages. Surveys continue to show that the majority of Australians object to battery cages.
Petition in support of A ban on battery cages in egg production in NSW.