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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

Breakthrough research finds 84% of Australians want to end the battery cage

Sunday, 26th November 2017

The number of Australians concerned about the welfare of battery-caged layer hens has grown to 3 in every 4, and an overwhelming 8 in 10 of us want to see battery cages phased out.

Better standards needed to prevent cruelty to chickens in egg industry: RSPCA

Friday, 17th November 2017

The distressing footage shown on the ABC’s 7.30 program last night is a snapshot of the widespread and systemic problems in the egg production industry that must be addressed with stronger standard