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An end to battery hens in the ACT

By johnboy 4 July 2012 59

rspca meme

Andrew Barr was on the ABC this morning but hasn’t seen fit to publish a media release on this.

Regardless the Greens have announced their joy at a deal to end battery cage egg production in Canberra, particularly at the Parkwood Egg Farm.

This morning the Government announced that they would purchase land from Parkwood for eventual resale as industrial land. As part of this deal, Parkwood would convert its cage egg production facility to barn egg production.

“I am delighted that the government has caught up with the strong community sentiment which has long opposed battery cage egg production,” Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson, Caroline Le Couteur, said today.

The RSPCA is also expressing satisfaction:

CEO Michael Linke said the announcement sent a strong signal that the intensive confinement of layer hens is no longer acceptable.

“This decision by the ACT Government and Pace Farms is fantastic news for hens,” said Mr Linke.

“RSPCA ACT has campaigned for this for the last 20 years and it’s great to see our hard work and commitment to animal welfare has finally paid off.”

“The Government has put animal welfare first – and that’s a welcome shift in thinking.


UPDATE 04/07/12 12:25: Minister Barr’s media release has now arrived:

The Government has reached the agreement with Pace Farm, which operates the Parkwood Farm in west Belconnen. Parkwood Farm is the only commercial egg production facility in the ACT.

The Government has agreed to purchase, for $7.5 million, a 24-hectare subdivision of Parkwood Farm that is surplus to that business’s requirements, and rezone and sell the land for industrial use. This will provide further employment opportunities in west Belconnen.

The purchase will be made on the condition that Parkwood Farm be converted from cage egg to barn egg production.

The Government and Pace Farm have been negotiating for over a year about the conversion to alternative egg production methods.


UPDATE 04/07/12 13:39: The RSPCA has facebooked the above memetic effort.

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EvanJames 11:03 am 06 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

EvanJames said :

I don’t believe that. From quite soon, the NSW government is planning some kind of ban on the sale of regular unleaded petrol without ethanol in it.

Hahah. NSW govco has been know to get burned by the constitution from time to time. I think the AG likes to legislate to score the political points, then just say “well, it’s not my fault, the constitution is to blame” when it doesn’t work.

Either way, will be interesting to see how it pans out if such a ban were enacted.

http://smh.drive.com.au/petrol-switch-to-leave-750000-motorists-out-of-pocket-20120122-1qc96.html

They extended the phase-out of unleaded though, due to a shortage of ethanol. Be warned though, if you drive one of the many cars that can’t have any ethanol, travelling in NSW might become an interesting proposition.

http://www.mynrmacommunity.com/motoring/2012/03/08/unleaded-petrol-now-to-remain-past-2012/

devils_advocate 10:25 am 06 Jul 12

Damn there be some bible-thumpers up in here on RA.

devils_advocate 10:24 am 06 Jul 12

EvanJames said :

I don’t believe that. From quite soon, the NSW government is planning some kind of ban on the sale of regular unleaded petrol without ethanol in it.

Hahah. NSW govco has been know to get burned by the constitution from time to time. I think the AG likes to legislate to score the political points, then just say “well, it’s not my fault, the constitution is to blame” when it doesn’t work.

Either way, will be interesting to see how it pans out if such a ban were enacted.

Mysteryman 9:39 am 06 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

I won the internets

:golf clap:

Yeah … well done … you’ve really covered yourself in glory haven’t you?

How did it start? Complaining about the government working to ban cage eggs, wasn’t it?

Awesome stuff, you should be really proud of yourself. I know I am.

My comment was about the statement in the article from the Greens Animal Welfare Expert.

The issues started with you talking out your arse, as per usual, acting like a child (also usual behaviour for you) and then making a bigger fool of yourself than I figured any reasonable adult would be willing to while so clearly wrong.

You’d be wise to quit now before you make a bigger fool of yourself.

Jim Jones 6:33 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

I won the internets

:golf clap:

Yeah … well done … you’ve really covered yourself in glory haven’t you?

How did it start? Complaining about the government working to ban cage eggs, wasn’t it?

Awesome stuff, you should be really proud of yourself. I know I am.

Fist_is_a_verb 5:32 pm 05 Jul 12

Probably be a few crazy hen’s nights coming up then…

Mysteryman 5:27 pm 05 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

To be fair, you don’t care about ethics do you? The ethics or otherwise of cage eggs doesn’t matter to you: it’s all about how ‘out of touch’ the government is to be even considering doing something about the issue and the ethics of the issue itself be damned.

Very Christian behaviour indeed.

If Jesus actually did exist, I’d warrant he’d be vomiting blood at this kind of attitude.

So you couldn’t find a single example? That would be because you’re simply making things up. Again. I never said the things you claimed I did, did I? No. It’s the usual Jim Jones behaviour – put words in someone else’s mouth and berate them for things they never said. Hardly the work of an intellectual.

I laughed quite hard at the attempt to lecture me on ethics and Christianity, too. It was a rather poor attempt to mask the fact that you’re wrong, and you got called out on it. Better luck next time. You’ll be pleased to know that the irony of you acting like a 5 year old and then criticising someone else’s behaviour, wasn’t lost on me.

HenryBG 4:21 pm 05 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

To be fair, you don’t care about ethics do you? The ethics or otherwise of cage eggs doesn’t matter to you: it’s all about how ‘out of touch’ the government is to be even considering doing something about the issue and the ethics of the issue itself be damned.

Very Christian behaviour indeed.

If Jesus actually did exist, I’d warrant he’d be vomiting blood at this kind of attitude.

“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10)

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”
(Proverbs 27:23)

IF anybody calls themselves a christian but buys cage eggs, then they are not a real christian at all, but a hypocrite.

Jivrashia 3:30 pm 05 Jul 12

I call Godwin’s law in about…. 5 posts.

Jim Jones 2:28 pm 05 Jul 12

To be fair, you don’t care about ethics do you? The ethics or otherwise of cage eggs doesn’t matter to you: it’s all about how ‘out of touch’ the government is to be even considering doing something about the issue and the ethics of the issue itself be damned.

Very Christian behaviour indeed.

If Jesus actually did exist, I’d warrant he’d be vomiting blood at this kind of attitude.

Mysteryman 2:03 pm 05 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

HenryBG doesn’t like muslims therefore banning cage eggs is completely ethical

Genius! You must have been on the school debating team.

Speaking of genius… find for me EXACTLY where in this thread it was that I said cage eggs are ethical. Copy and paste the words, if you would. Not where you inferred it, or where you fabricated the argument. Find where *I* said it.

Go on.

Jim Jones 1:55 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

HenryBG doesn’t like muslims therefore banning cage eggs is completely ethical

Genius! You must have been on the school debating team.

Mysteryman 1:54 pm 05 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

waaaaaaaaaaaaah

Although I should know better by now, I’m disappointed at how quickly you retreated to your default position of “my attempts to misrepresent people have failed so I’ll act like a 5 year old instead”.

Jim Jones 1:52 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

HenryBG said :

Mysteryman said :

The ACT Government doesn’t appear to be at all in touch with its constituency.

An assertion based on no evidence.
Cage eggs are completely unethical. Obviously we can’t rely on bogans to participate in ethical choices, so on this ethical issue there’s no point being in touch with what the selfish, thieving bogans think.

I think your contributions to the Mosque thread relieve you of any credibility you may have had when it comes to determining who is, or is not, a bogan, and what is, or it not, ethical.

There you go – an assertion based on plenty of evidence.

Ad hominem with absolutely nothing to do with the issue being discussed.

Keep up the good work!!!

Jim Jones 1:51 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

The ACT Government doesn’t appear to be at all in touch with its constituency.

Lol. Yeah. That’s why your beloved Liberal Party will just romp it in this election and repeal the nasty legislation.

It’s honestly hard to think of a more reactionary response than the tripe you’ve served up here.

Mysteryman 1:49 pm 05 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

Mysteryman said :

The ACT Government doesn’t appear to be at all in touch with its constituency.

An assertion based on no evidence.
Cage eggs are completely unethical. Obviously we can’t rely on bogans to participate in ethical choices, so on this ethical issue there’s no point being in touch with what the selfish, thieving bogans think.

I think your contributions to the Mosque thread relieve you of any credibility you may have had when it comes to determining who is, or is not, a bogan, and what is, or it not, ethical.

There you go – an assertion based on plenty of evidence.

HenryBG 12:57 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

The ACT Government doesn’t appear to be at all in touch with its constituency.

An assertion based on no evidence.
Cage eggs are completely unethical. Obviously we can’t rely on bogans to participate in ethical choices, so on this ethical issue there’s no point being in touch with what the selfish, thieving bogans think.

Jim Jones 12:57 pm 05 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

waaaaaaaaaaaaah

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