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Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland


Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Animal Rights activists will be descending on Auckland to protest against a conference promoting animal experimentation. ANZCCART (the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching) is the main pro-vivisection lobby group in Australasia. This year their annual conference will be held in Auckland from Sunday June 29th to Tuesday July 1st at the Ellerslie Events Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland.

Over 300,000 animals are used in vivisection each year in New Zealand. Organisations including the National Anti Vivisection Campaign (NAVC), Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network (ARLAN), Save the Beagles Campaign and the Auckland Animal Rights Collective (AARC) are coming together to organise actions and events to highlight the plight of these animals used and abused in the name of science.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS AND ACTIONS:

LIBERATE 08 - animal rights benefit shows

Friday June 27th - R18 show at The Kings Arms Featuring.... Hellatosis Shitripper Blackout Army of Darkness Brick vs Face

From 8.00pm

Saturday June 28th - all ages show at Ellen Melville Hall Featuring... Cry Wolf Strangers Brick vs Face Army of Darkness Antagonist Tourettes

From 5pm

$10 on the door each night. All proceeds to go to outreach and animal rescue. Come along and make your voice heard for the animals!

Public meeting & short film screening - Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Animal Experimentation in New Zealand WHEN: Saturday 28th June, 7pm WHERE: Grey Lynn Community Centre

Animal experimentation in New Zealand is regulated by Section 6 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 entitled 'The Use of Animals in Research,Testing and Teaching'. This section exempts persons who experiment on live animals from all the other requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Most importantly, it exempts animal researchers who experiment on live animals from being prosecuted for animal cruelty.

Of the 300,000live animals are experimented on each year in New Zealand,approximately 17, 000 of those are subject to very severe suffering. Is this ethically acceptable in our society?

Hear speakers from the National Anti Vivisection Campaign (NAVC), Save the Beagles Campaign and the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network (ARLAN) discuss the veil of secrecy surrounding animal experimentation in New Zealand.

Also short film screening: Wasted Lives.

This film makes a powerful moral and scientific case against animal experiments. It unravels the science question - making plain that animal experiments produce data that can't be reliably applied across the species.

Information stalls on site. Tea, coffee and vegan cake provided. When: Saturday 28th June Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre: 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Email nzarinfo@gmail.com for more information about this event.

Rally at opening of ANZCCART conference WHEN: Sunday 29th June, 1pm WHERE: Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland.

Meet outside the conference venue at 1pm to hear anti-vivisection speakers and to protest against the unethical and unnecessary use of animals in scientific experimentation in New Zealand. Come along and bring your friends! This is your chance to speak out for the thousands of animals in vivisection labs in New Zealand (and for the millions across the world) that cannot speak for themselves!

Protests on Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st July

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be holding a range of protests aimed at disrupting the ANZCCART conference, as well as raising awareness about the plight of animals maimed, tortured and killed every year in New Zealand animal testing laboratories.

Monday 30th June: 7.00am: Morning protest as people go in to conference

6.45pm: Protest the conference dinner!

Tuesday 1st July (last day of ANZCCART): 12 mid-day: lunchtime protest, give the vivisectors the send off they deserve!

We will be meeting before each protest at 100 Ascott Ave, Greenlane, Auckland.

We want these protests to be as visible and loud as possible so please bring: Placards, Drums, Noise-Makers, Banners etc.

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