Join with Animals Australia to help save the forgotten battery hens

What’s happening?

A new investigation by Animals Australia has exposed a dark 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.

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.

Animals Australia’s efforts

Animals Australia are Australia’s leading animal protection organisation. Their investigations and campaigns are recognised the world over. They unite millions of people who believe in a world where animals are free from cruelty. Animals Australia has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.

“Animals Australia’s vision is a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect and are free from cruelty. We believe that we can create a kinder world for all by fostering respect for animals and that our treatment of animals reflects who we are as individuals and as a society.”

Animals Australia

Supporting Animals Australia

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

How you can help

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.

Join with Animals Australia and call for the ban on battery cages:



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