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Kedgley to address animal welfare conference


Kedgley to address animal welfare conference

Green MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley will be a keynote speaker at the Australia New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching being held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Monday 17 August in Christchurch.

Her speech is entitled 'Lifting the Veil of Secrecy surrounding Animal Experimentation'.

Following her speech, Ms Kedgley will participate in a press conference being jointly organised by the Green Party, SAFE, Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network, the National Anti-Vivisection Campaign and the Animal Rights Alliance. The press conference will expose some of the animal experiments that are being secretly conducted in New Zealand, and the lack of public scrutiny of animal experimentation in New Zealand. It will take place at 1.15 p.m. on Monday 18 August at the Litchfield Room, at the Centra hotel in Christchurch.

Other speakers include: Mark Eden, National Anti-Vivisection campaign Deirdre Bourke, ARLANZ (Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network) Dr Ray Greek, leading international vivisection campaigner, veterinarian and author of several books on animal experimentation.

Ms Kedgley will launch her new private members bill (Animal Welfare (Openness of Information Pertaining to the use of Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching) at the press conference, and will challenge the Government to end the excessive and unnecessary secrecy surrounding animal experimentation in New Zealand.

On Monday evening, Ms Kedgley will speak at a public meeting entitled Lifting the Veil of Secrecy Surrounding Animal Experimentation in New Zealand, organised in conjunction with leading anti-vivisection campaigners.

Details:

Press Conference: Litchfield Room, Centra Hotel, Christchurch; 1.15pm

Public Meeting: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch; 7.30pm

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