Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Lambs & Chickens Liberated For Farm Animal Day

Activists Liberate Lambs & Chickens for World Farm Animals Day

Activists Liberate
Click to enlarge

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.


Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

- 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/


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news