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Seeking Student Ambassador for Animals

News release

Auckland, 07 September, 2005

Seeking Student Ambassador for Animals

As part of a global celebration the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a nationwide schools search to find New Zealand’s first student Ambassador for Animals.

Students from year 9 to 12 are encouraged to submit an essay detailing how they can make a difference to the world of animals. Entries close Friday 09 September and will be judged by a panel that includes SPCA Auckland Chief Executive, Bob Kerridge, Shortland Street star, Laura Hill and radio and television personality Mike Puru. The winner will be announced 10 October.

The winner, their chaperone and a WSPA representative will travel to Bali and work alongside WSPA member society, ‘The Bali Street Dog Foundation’ to help solve the stray dog problem as well as learn more about the culture of the Balinese people. The winning student will also meet some of the children who belong to the WSPA Kindness Clubs that have now attracted more than 65,000 members worldwide.

So far entries have been received from Kaitaia to Invercargill and places in between. WSPA New Zealand Managr, Kimberly Muncaster says that the essays show “an exceptional level of compassion and interest by our young people”.

World Animal Week runs from the 4th to 10th October, and will give New Zealanders and people around the globe a chance to celebrate their love for animals, whilst recognising the incredible achievements which are being made by individuals and organisations around the world.

ENDS

www.worldanimalweek.org
www.wspa.org.nz

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