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Over 10,000 sign against mega egg farm in Waikato – Direct Animal Action

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Over 10,000 sign against mega egg farm in Waikato – Direct Animal Action

A petition to Waikato District Council demanding they decline a proposed mega egg farm has reached over 10,000 signatures. New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, want to build a massive industrial chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini, Waikato. The proposed mega farm would confine 400,000 egg laying hens to a new […]

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Anti-rodeo movement stands strong on an outright ban of rodeo in New Zealand

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Anti-rodeo movement stands strong on an outright ban of rodeo in New Zealand

New Zealand’s anti-rodeo movement is united on ending rodeo for good. Direct Animal Action, Anti-Rodeo Action NZ, Wellington Animal Rights Network, NZ Animal Justice League, Farmwatch, SAFE and global organisation World Animal Protection, all welcome the new Government’s upcoming review of some of the worst aspects of rodeo. But all organisations remain united in their […]

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Anti-rodeo protesters congratulate Govt’s action on rodeo – Direct Animal Action

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Anti-rodeo protesters, Direct Animal Action, congratulate the Labour Government for taking the first step today to address rodeo animal welfare concerns. “We’ve been protesting outside rodeos across New Zealand for the last several months and we’ve been really hopeful that our progressive new government would take positive steps towards ending rodeo,” says Direct Animal Action […]

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Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today Over 100 protesters were outside the Waikato Rodeo this afternoon. Half were Waikato locals, the rest came from across New Zealand. The protesters held large ‘STOP’ signs at the entrance of the event, calling on the new Government to stop rodeo by banning it in New Zealand. “This […]

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Protest at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Protest at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

Protest at Waikato Rodeo today What: ‘Ban Rodeo’ protest at Waikato Rodeo When: Saturday 17th February 2018, 1pm Where: Kihikihi Domain, Corner of Grey & Dick Streets, Kihikihi, Te Awamutu Protesters will be outside the Waikato Rodeo this afternoon. Organisers – Direct Animal Action – will help rural and urban New Zealanders hold large ‘STOP’ […]

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Parklee Bullride claims victim – Direct Animal Action

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Parklee Bullride claims victim – Direct Animal Action

Direct Animal Action is appalled to hear of yet another animal death at a New Zealand rodeo event. “We have received reports that an injured bull was euthanized at the Parklee Bullride in Martinborough last night (02/02/2018),” says Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito. “A witness confirmed that a bull went down in the arena […]

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Animal Rights Activists claim Rodeo on last legs in NZ

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Direct Animal Action who protested the latest Rodeo in Whangerai yesterday believe public opposition has reached a new level whereby Rodeo’s in New Zealand are now on their last legs.   “Since last year’s protests, the number of people attending ban rodeo protests have doubled, especially amongst rural communities who are equally shocked by the […]

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Over 100 protesters at Warkworth Rodeo – Direct Animal Action

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Over 100 protesters at Warkworth Rodeo – Direct Animal Action

Record numbers of anti-rodeo protesters demonstrated outside the Warkworth Rodeo. Over 100 people from Warkworth, Northland, Auckland and as far a field as Wellington gathered today peacefully calling for rodeo to be banned. The group Direct Animal Action held large ‘STOP’ signs at the entrance of the event, calling on the new Government to stop […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Protesters to challenge Warkworth Rodeo – Direct Animal Action

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

What: ‘Ban Rodeo’ protest at Warkworth Rodeo
When: Monday 1st January 2018, 11am
Where: Warkworth A&P Showgrounds, State Highway 1, Warkworth

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Open Letter to Phil Latham of Navis Capital re: Mainland Poultry – Direct Animal Action

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Open Letter to Phil Latham of Navis Capital re: Mainland Poultry – Direct Animal Action

Dear Phil, Recently your private equity firm, Navis Capital, bought 75% of Mainland Poultry, New Zealand’s biggest egg producer. We understand that Mainland Poultry are now attempting to establish large colony and aviary systems. Internationally, a number of countries are making the shift away from colony cages. They’re illegal in Switzerland with Austria banning them […]

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GUEST BLOG: Deirdre Sims – Mainland Poultry expose

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Mainland want to build their mega factory farm in a small Waikato valley called Orini and many of the neighbours are already mobilising to stop them. The locals are worried about stinky odour from the farm, increased heavy traffic, potential pollution of their local river and many simply just don’t want a ginormous animal prison in their back yard.

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Cowboy attempts to rustle-up anti-rodeo protestors at Mid-Northen Rodeo – Direct Animal Action

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Cowboy attempts to rustle-up anti-rodeo protestors at Mid-Northen Rodeo – Direct Animal Action

Over the weekend, animal rights group Direct Animal Action challenged the Mid Northern rodeo at Whangarei. A rodeo cowboy on horseback attempted to ‘rustle-up’ the protesters using his horse. “The cowboy rode his horse right up to a woman in a wheelchair and a lady sitting on the ground with her toddler. He was attempting […]

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Activists to tell Warkworth Rodeo; “Stop the Bullying” – Direct Animal Action

By   /  December 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

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