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Lambs & Chickens Liberated For Farm Animal Day

Activists Liberate Lambs & Chickens for World Farm Animals Day

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Activists Liberate Lambs & Chickens for World Farm Animals Day
Animal Liberation Aotearoa
Thursday 2nd October 2008

Animal rights activists have liberated two lambs, two broiler chickens and ten battery hens from pastoral and factory farms to mark both world vegetarian day (Oct 1st) and world farm animals day (Oct 2nd).

“The animals were rescued to spare them from slaughter and challenge the assumption that animals are food”, states the communiqué Animal Liberation Aotearoa (ALA) received from the activists involved.

Spokesperson for ALA, Kali Sandbrook says, “This action is a timely reminder of where peoples’ food comes from. As a society we are eating more flesh than ever with thousands of animals being mass produced and killed every day for human consumption.

“Whether on a pastoral or factory farm, all these animals are destined for a slaughterhouse. They feel pain and suffering just as we do, and do not exist to be butchered for humans to eat.”

In New Zealand every year, over 80 million animals are forced to live in horrendous conditions on factory farms, and over 100 million are slaughtered for food.

“People need to realise that this is something they are directly affecting by eating meat. Animals are being killed in huge numbers in order to end up on plates” says Kali Sandbrook.

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- Video footage of this action is available in Mini DV format. To view a low resolution copy of this footage see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmKoj37NXE

- Hi res images of this action are available. To view images that we have see http://www.animalliberationaotearoa.org.nz/Gallery/View-Gallery/World-Farm-Animals-Day-Liberation/

- For a copy of the full communiqué anonymously received by Animal Liberation Aotearoa see http://www.animalliberationaotearoa.org.nz/The-Underground/Aotearoa-Underground/Activists-Liberate-Lambs-and-Chickens-for-World-Farm-Animals-Day/


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