Act For Farmed Animals is a joint campaign run by Animal Friends Jogja and Sinergia Animal to improve animal welfare in Indonesia.
We believe a better world for animals can be realized if we start showing society how animals are treated in food production systems.
Could you live in a cage, unable to move, completely confined, sometimes even having to be among the dead? Surely you would not survive. Yet this is how millions of chickens are forced to live in the egg industry in Southeast Asia.
More than 90 percent of the hens used in industrial egg production in Southeast Asia spend their entire lives in tiny wire cages known as "battery cages." In these cages, they cannot walk or even spread their wings completely.
Each cage can have between 5 and 10 chickens and each individual is only given a space smaller than an A4 sheet of paper to live. Many don’t survive and those who do often have to live among dead bodies.
Due to this sad reality, conventional battery cages have been banned in all countries of the European Union, New Zealand, and various states of the United States of America. Canada has also committed to gradually ending this type of confinement.
In a cage-free system, the hens live in sheds with no outdoor access. This means they have no chance of being on the grass or outside.
But inside, at least they have enough room to walk and access areas with nest boxes for laying eggs, areas with hay or sand for foraging, and places to climb and roost.
Free-range and organic systems
Hens have access to grass, where they can enjoy the sun and spend their time digging in the ground, looking for insects and food.
Often, they are only given food of plant origin and are not given antibiotics when they are not sick. Organic systems require animal feed to be mostly produced without the use of pesticides or other chemical products.
WE WANT THE END OF BATTERY CAGES
Our team is fighting these atrocities and calling for commitments from major food companies to stop sourcing caged eggs, by pledging to use only cage-free eggs in their supply chains.
In cage-free systems, animals can move around, and perform most of their natural behaviors, which significantly reduces their suffering.
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Act For Farmed Animals is a joint campaign run by the NGOs Animal Friends Jogja and Sinergia Animal to improve animal welfare in Indonesia.