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RSPCA celebrates historic battery cage phase out

Thursday, 18th August 2022

The RSPCA has welcomed today’s announcement that Australia will finally phase out barren battery cages – a historic move that will improve the lives of millions of layer hens.

RSPCA backs independent panel recommendation to end battery cages

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021

RSPCA Australia has welcomed the Independent Panel on Poultry Welfare’s draft recommendations to phase out battery cages for layer hens in Australia.

RSPCA calls for leadership as further delays to finalising national poultry standards announced

Wednesday, 30th October 2019

A communique released following the Agriculture Ministers Forum (AGMIN) last week has confirmed that further delays in finalising the nation’s animal welfare standards for poultry can be ex

ABC 7.30 reveals the foxes in the henhouse

Friday, 22nd December 2017

The RSPCA’s opposition to weak and flawed new poultry welfare standards have been justified, after an ABC 730 story aired details of behind-the-scenes collusion and inappropriate behaviour by the egg industry and the NSW Government.

RSPCA Australia Chair says animal welfare missing from ‘Animal Welfare Standards’ for chickens

Thursday, 30th November 2017

Respected former politician, lawyer and now Chair of RSPCA Australia Gary Humphries has voiced strong concerns about problems in the process used to develop new farming Standards and Guidel

RSPCA slams “embarrassing” draft national animal welfare standards

Sunday, 26th November 2017

Australia’s leading animal welfare organisation has firmly distanced itself from draft new national Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry, saying they are inadequate and not b