Food sovereignty asserts the right of peoples to nourishing and culturally-appropriate food produced in ethical and ecologically-sound ways, and their right to collectively determine their own food and agriculture systems.
CALL TO ACTION
Help us secure the future of free-range farming in Australia!
Why should small-scale pastured pork and poultry farms be treated like intensive sheds while cattle feedlots of 1000 cattle do not require a permit? State governments across Australia are fundamentally misunderstanding the difference in risks between small-scale pastured pigs & poultry & their industrial, intensive counterparts in sheds.
AFSA is working with farmers and allies in each state as planning reforms are announced. Victoria was first, with public consultation closing 14 November 2017. NSW is underway, with submissions open until 18 December 2017.
1. SIGN THE PETITION now to secure the future of free-range farming in Victoria!
2. PRINT the petition to collect signatures from your local community
3. SHARE / TAG / COMMENT
Join us in demanding change by sharing a photo of your pastured poultry or pork operation and calling on ministers to support scale-appropriate planning controls that encourage rather than hinder regenerative and ethical farming in Australia.
We demand that small-scale pastured pig and poultry farms be treated like other low-risk grazing systems that rely on supplemental feed such as the majority of Australian beef and dairy cattle.
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Your membership will add your voice to the many others standing up for small-scale farming. Our collective voice matters - show the Government that we are not just vocal, but numerous!
6. MAKE A PUBLIC SUBMISSION to the NSW State Government by 18 DECEMBER.
7. EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MEMBER AND THE MINISTERS
(Find all the email addresses & phone numbers you need here.)