The national day of action this Saturday is critical because this is the FIRST TIME IN NEW ZEALAND HISTORY that a major party has agreed to ban all intensive factory farming practices. The Labour Party, the Greens, Internet-Mana, the SPCA, SAFE and other advocacy organisations are finally united on this, the horrors of intensive farming must end and there must be legal protections for animals that stop places like the Hawera House of Horrors or the Dunedin Pig farm exposed by Farmwatch from existing.
This isn’t much to ask and it’s in line with what we would expect from a developed nation that is genuinely mindful of welfare as Nathan Guy claims. So it’s very important that all feet are on the street.
We need to show the government that people care about animals and their right to safety. We are meeting all across the country this Saturday. I’ll be attending the Auckland event at 12pm. We’re meeting at Queen Elizabeth Square in Britomart where we will rally then march up the street. To help you out here is a map to the exact location.
Please bring noisemakers, dress up like animals and make placards, we would like a big, loud, cheerful event. We even have a facepainting fairy for the kids.
Please invite your friends and spread the word.
Please note: following our march, there is a march against the actions in Gaza. If you wish to attend both marches, they will not rally until after we arrive. Our march will go ahead even in light rain because this issue is so important to the animals and to those of us with compassion for the creatures that we share this green earth with.
Here are the links to the Facebook events for:
12pm, Queen Elizabeth Square in Britomart
1pm, The Octagon
1pm, Cuba Street Stage, outside Leftbank at 116 Cuba Street
1pm, Latimer Square
1pm, Garden Place
One struggle, one fight; peace for humans, peace for animals!