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

 

Labour's pledge to end factory farming a victory for animals

Labour's commitment to end factory farming a victory for animals.


Farmwatch is pleased that Trevor Mallard has announced that Labour intends to end factory farming by 2017. This is the first time that the Labour Party have publicly announced an end date for all factory farming in New Zealand. Labour's support for an end to factory farming comes after shocking footage of conditions on pig farms was exposed by Farmwatch. This footage showed deliberate cruelty towards animals at one farm, and animals suffering in disgusting conditions at three other farms.

Farmwatch spokesperson John Darroch says "The announcement by Trevor Mallard that Labour wants all factory farming gone by 2017 is a major step forward for animals in New Zealand. Clearly Labour has listened to the public outrage resulting from the footage our group has obtained. We now have a broad consensus that factory farming needs end by 2017. This election voters will have the power to bring about an end to all factory farming within three years. It is my hope that this is the election that brings about an end to these cruel industries.

"We are disappointed that National has not agreed to any end date for factory farming. In fact, National has announced they will introduce a new form of factory farmed egg production known as colony cages in 2022. We are calling on National to follow Labour's lead and agree to end the pork and poultry industry's systematic cruelty. It is important that National sets an end date for factory farming, so that these animals are not suffering indefinitely in the kinds of conditions we have discovered.

“With this announcement, Labour has moved the discussion in New Zealand forward significantly. We are no longer discussing how cruel factory farming is; now we are talking about when it will end for good.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog
More RSS News Alerts