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Queensland scrambles free range standards
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01.Save free range


Last year, more than 3000 people joined CHOICE in demanding that the ACCC reject the Egg Corporation’s proposed 13-fold increase to free range egg stocking densities. Thankfully, the ACCC listened - but once again, we need your help to fight for free range.

Queensland is one of the few states in Australia to have mandatory standards for free range stocking densities – which were, until recently, a maximum of just 1500 birds per hectare. But now the government has changed the maximum density to 10,000 birds per hectare – a whopping 667% increase! 

Consumers who wish to buy free range eggs should be able to do so with confidence. Currently the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Domestic Poultry specifies a maximum of 1,500 birds per hectare. This Code is now undergoing a review - and this decision by Queensland undermines those efforts. 

Lend your voice to our campaign, and tell the Queensland government that you expect better than 10,000 birds per hectare. 

With your support, CHOICE will continue to fight for a national, enforceable free range standard that is based on robust evidence and developed in consultation with independent animal welfare experts.

Please join and share our campaign now!


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