RSPCA accused of hijacking a survey
THE RSPCA has been accused of trying to hijack a CSIRO survey on Australians’ views of the egg industry and caged-hen farming.
CSIRO launched the survey last month, with senior research scientist Kieren Moffat saying it wanted to “help provide egg farmers with a better understanding of community attitudes, and also help communities get a better understanding of the egg industry”.
The RSPCA sent the survey link to its members, urging them to tell the egg industry what they thought.
On social media platforms the RSPCA told its members: “We really don’t need another survey to tell us what Australians really think of the egg industry and practices like battery cage egg farming.
“But since it’s happening anyway, let’s make sure they hear our voices, loud and clear.
“It’s another chance to remind the egg industry that, until they act upon the community’s concerns, like ending the battery cage, they will never be fully trusted or supported by caring Australians.”
The RSPCA declined to comment.