Of Foxes and Hen Houses: The Story of Why Battery Cages are Still Legal in Australia
With all the publicity about how cruel it is to keep hens in battery cages, you may wonder why these cages are still legal? Come to this session and hear the current science on the welfare impacts of battery cages. Learn about Australia’s national standards for poultry and how these are developed. Become informed about the deficiencies in how Australia sets animal welfare standards, with a graphic poultry case study. Find out, too, about RSPCA Australia’s campaign to end battery cages and options to get involved.
The highly expert speakers will be Dr Jed Goodfellow: a Senior Policy Officer at RSPCA Australia and a Lecturer in Animal Law at Macquarie University. Prior to undertaking his postgraduate research, Jed practised as a prosecutor for RSPCA South Australia, a solicitor for commercial law firm Clayton Utz, and worked as an inspector for RSPCA Queensland; and Dr Kate Hartcher:
Scientific Officer for poultry at RSPCA Australia, involved in providing science-based information, advice and comment on welfare issues. Kate has an honours degree in Animal Science, and subsequently completed a PhD on the behaviour and welfare of free-range layer hens at the University of Sydney.
There will also be an opportunity for questions.
Wednesday 21 September at Manning Clark House.
The speakers will begin at 6pm. There will be light refreshments from 5.30pm and afterwards.
The session is free but bookings are essential on-line at http://of-foxes-and-hen-houses.eventbrite.com.au or by phone at 0427975500