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  • 26 Aug 2015 10:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Drive past one of Wunderbar Lamb's paddocks in the rolling hills of Black Springs and you will probably do a double take.  As Humane Choice-accredited lambs (in Australia and New Zealand), Wunderbar sheep retain their tails - a sight that owner Ben Heinrich is still getting used to.

  • 22 Aug 2015 12:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The latest international approach to free range farming and building consumer trust is "opening the barn door". It has been effective in the US with research showing ag-gag laws hinder transparency and do not build the public's trust.

    Opening agriculture practices up to the public audience to show that people are caring for the welfare of animals and practicing ethical farming is empowering and promotes an informed conversation. 

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  • 20 Aug 2015 12:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interesting article on the are eggs meat debate, showing that for most people it comes down to the welfare of the animals. Nice mention of Humane Choice as the gold standard for free range!

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  • 18 Mar 2015 12:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SMH has published comments from Verna Simpson, director of HSI Australia and Humane Choice, on the cruel deaths of 500 pigs at Grong Grong in NSW.

    The deaths could have been avoided with appropriate staffing and as a result of such revelations HSI is calling for amendments to the Animal Welfare Code of Practice for Commercial Pig Production.


  • 18 Feb 2015 12:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Take a look at this article from The New Daily, explaining ways to make your shopping more environmentally and animal welfare friendly. Including looking out for Humane Choice certification.

  • 09 Dec 2014 1:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On the back of HSI's complaint to the ACCC, and their thorough investigations of Snowdale Holdings, Coles and Woolworths are again being urged to discontinue the stocking of contentious produce from the egg producer. 

    Snowdale, who trades as Swan Valley and Free Range Eggs by Ellah, is being taken to court by the ACCC over allegations of falsely labelled free range eggs. New evidence has emerged since investigations began in 2012, by both HSI and ACCC, of unsanitary conditions and animal cruelty. 

    Fairfax media reports that the egg producer was stocking up to 100 times the recommended number of laying hens, with 165,441 hens per hectare in one of its barns.

    Read more in the Fairfax article:, and HSI's Media Release: 

  • 25 Nov 2014 1:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good news this week with Brazil announcing its plans to end gestation crates.  Brazil, the largest pork producer in Latin America now joins the EU, New Zealand, Australia and Canada who have either already phased out gestation crates, or are planning to do so in coming years.  

    The move by Brazil is expected to affect over 300,000  breeding sows and will eliminate their lifelong confinement in crates to more humane groupd housing systems.

    Read more at HSUS:

    Photo credit: Happy Valley Free Range


  • 13 Nov 2014 1:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ACCC are urging the egg industry to review their free range egg claims using the recent example of the $300,000 penalty taken against Pirovic. The ACCC have expressed the need for egg producers to monitor their transparency to consumers, and the use of advertising and free range labels.

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