Banks - No to synthetic drug testing on animals anywhere
Banks - No to synthetic drug testing on animals here or
Act MP John Banks told TVNZ’s Q+A
programme he won’t support legislation that allows
synthetic drugs to be tested on animals here or
“And I say to the Prime Minister this
morning, I won’t be supporting this legislation unless it
implicitly says in the legislation none of these products
will be tested on animals, in any country where the test is
taken. If it can't be proven that they're not tested on
animals, don’t try and line up to have them
You can view the full interview
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.