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Australia ‘decades’ behind in phasing out battery-farmed eggs, animal advocates say

Country will not end practice until 2036 – though New Zealand ban came into effect on 1 January

Animal welfare activists have called on Australia to bring forward its ban on cage eggs after battery cages for layer hens became illegal in New Zealand on 1 January.

The Australian government last year committed to phasing out battery cages for hens by 2036, a 14-year lead time for a reform that followed seven years of negotiation with the egg industry to update the animal welfare standards and guidelines for poultry.

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