Tasmania to ban battery cages and phase out pregnant sow crates by 2013
This heralds the beginning of the end for two of the cruellest devices ever used to confine animals raised for food.
This breakthrough for animals in factory farms follows intensive consumer awareness campaigning by Animals Australia, the efforts of colleague groups, and strategic investigations by Tasmanian member society Brightside Farm Sanctuary. Importantly, Tasmania’s decision will add pressure on other states to follow suit.
Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green said the landmark decision was underpinned by growing public awareness and by informed consumers refusing to support cruel practices through the choices they make at the supermarket…