Battery hens run out in Tasmania

Tasmania is moving to ban battery hen farming.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Feeding the chooks. It has taken 20 odd years or so but one of my rare excursions into policy making has finally come to pass. Tasmania is moving to ban battery hen farming.

Back when I was helping state Labor leader Michael Field run his 1989 election campaign we were trying to give the party a green tinge and banning battery hens became one of our issues. Nothing actually came of it when Michael became Premier — it must have been one of those non-core promises — but the ban is happening now.

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2 thoughts on “Battery hens run out in Tasmania

  1. Microseris

    Battery hens = moral bankruptcy.

  2. zut alors

    This is terrific news about the phasing out of battery hen farming and pig stalls.

    It appears the mainland is being left behind on this issue. Perhaps if the media published more of the shocking, but typical, photos of the condition of these pitiable creatures it would generate change faster.

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