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Fwd: Cages, crates, cruelty, BANNED!

From: Ariel G.
Sent on: Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:27 AM
Good News Ya'll - happening in Austrailia plus great organization creating tv. commercial campaigns utilizing famous actors, singers, and celebrities to speak up for animals and against factory farming!!!

Animals Australia - VICTORY!

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- No beak mutilations
- No battery cages
- No pig crates

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Dear ....,

So often we talk about laws failing animals which is why it is so nice to be able to email you today to let you know that some of the most abused animals in our country finally have the law on their side.

The ACT has become the first Australian jurisdiction to prohibit by law some of the worst horrors inflicted on animals in factory farms. I'm sure you'll remember that last year we applauded Tasmania for taking the first steps to address the cruelty of factory farming, setting the scene for the nation's capital to go even further for hens and pigs.

Ariel, you and I already know it ... No hen should live her whole life in a cage, where she can't even stretch her wings. No pig should be confined to a metal and concrete crate so small that she cannot turn around. No hen should have part of her sensitive beak cut off to fit her into a stressful and overcrowded factory farm.

Well we now have laws in the ACT that say "this is wrong". In fact, a company in the ACT can be fined up to $35,000 for locking a pig in a crate or a hen in a cage.

This landmark legislation is a welcome reminder that with consistent and strategic campaigning we can change laws to improve the lives of animals. It took the ACT Greens six bills and seven attempts to make history this week. For every hen and pig who will now not go on to live a life of abject misery in a factory farm in the ACT — we say thank you for staying the course.

But sadly, we cannot leave it all up our legislators. And with 12 million intelligent, inquisitive egg laying hens still confined to cruel battery cages in other states — we're about to take our campaign to set them free to new heights!

The same day that ACT politicians were banning the battery cage, our creative team was in the studio shooting an exciting new TV campaign. We've enlisted the enthusiastic support of some of Australia's most loved comics and one gorgeous rescued battery hen in a series of unique television commercials which will be backed by eye-catching billboards.

The launch is only weeks away and I can't wait to share with you this next exciting step in our Make it Possible campaign.

In such a short period of time we have seen our vision for a world without factory farming grow from the hopes of a caring few to a national movement championed by hundreds of thousands of Australians. This is such an exciting time to be working on behalf of animals. We can all take heart in and be empowered by 'wins' like we saw this week in the ACT and use them to drive us ever onward on behalf animals everywhere.

For the animals,

Lyn Lyn
Lyn White
Campaign Director

P.S. We don't need to wait for governments (or for the launch of new TV campaigns) to free animals from factory farms. The choices we make at the checkout can start creating a world without factory farming right now. If you haven't already, click here to take the pledge to Make It Possible today.

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