When animals who live trapped among towers of rotting excrement have a better quality of life than those still 'in the system' — the question must be asked: how is this system still legal?
In many countries, it isn't. The laws that govern Australian egg farms were due for review four years ago. Yet this critical review still has not been scheduled. Meanwhile, the barren battery cage has been banned throughout the European Union.
Australia is failing desperately in its obligation to protect animals. And in more ways than one.
This new investigation has exposed an even darker side to the cage egg industry: that birds can 'live' and die — with no independent person having ever set eyes on them. This is because there is no requirement for routine, independent auditing or oversight of factory farms in Australia.
This is an industry that will squeeze every last dollar out of every last animal if given the chance.
Don't let them.
Take action today by demanding a ban on the battery cage in Australia.