News Media releases ‘NAWAC must recommend a ban on colony cages in the next code of welfare’

‘NAWAC must recommend a ban on colony cages in the next code of welfare’

July 20th, 2022

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has confirmed that the poultry codes of welfare will be the next to be reviewed. This includes the codes of welfare for layer hens, chickens bred for their meat, and breeder birds. SAFE has been calling for an urgent review of the layer hens code of welfare as it currently allows for the use of colony cages. In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 1999, it is crucial to ensure that animals are treated humanely and are not subjected to unnecessary suffering. To learn more about the Act, please visit click here.

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