Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


The time for the animal rebellion is here.

Animal Rebellion is an international animal rights group which is part of a rebel alliance with Extinction Rebellion. On October 7th, Animal Rebellion groups all over the world will be starting to take action against the animal crisis, most notably in London where activists will blockade the Smithfield Meat market and continue protest at various sites.

On the 7th of October 2019 at 12.30pm, Animal Rebellion New Zealand staged a demonstration at the Fonterra building calling for Fonterra to tell the public the truth about the dark side of the dairy industry. At the same time, protests by our sister groups were happening around the Fonterra plant in Hawera. Our ultimate goal is for Fonterra, as well as other animal agriculture giants in New Zealand, to tell the public the truth, and work toward transitioning to a plant based food system for the sake of the animals, the planet and our future.

What the dairy industry doesn’t tell us, is that around 1.7 million calves are sent to slaughter in New Zealand every year due to being a ‘by product’ of the dairy industry ( safe.org.nz -Calf Welfare)

What they don’t tell us, is that 49% of greenhouse emissions in New Zealand are from the agriculture sector, with 23% being from the diary industry alone. (Ministry for the Environment)

They don’t tell us that dairy foods have been shown to have negative impacts on health with studies linking dairy food consumption to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, as well as increased risks of developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. This is reflected in Canada’s decision to remove dairy foods from their National Nutrition Guidelines. (Canada Nutrition Guidelines)

We are not against farmers, animal agriculture workers or the consumer public. We believe there are great opportunities for New Zealand to flourish by transitioning to a plant based food system. Aotearoa has around 2 million hectares of land suitable for growing plant based proteins, and a report from Plants and Food Research has shown a potential for plant based agriculture to generate $80 million, compared to the $28 million generated by animal agriculture. (SAFE NZ and Plant and Food Research : Opportunities in Plant Based Food-PROTEIN report)

We believe we all need to work together to take advantage of these opportunities, and to ensure the protection of the planet, the animals and our future. We call on the government to support our agriculture organisations to make this plant based, vegan future happen and we will not stop until we achieve this vision; for the animals, for the planet and for our people.

Animal Rebellion Aotearoa New Zealand

Animal Rebellion is an international mass volunteer movement in partnership with extinction Rebellion that uses methods of nonviolent civil disobedience to end the animal agriculture and fishing industries, halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of climate breakdown and social collapse, in partnership with Extinction Rebellion. For more information about Animal Rebellion, visit www.animalrebellion.org.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Bid

Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination is taking on an air of inevitability, and that likelihood has been met with elation by some people, and feelings of dread in others. Is the Vermont senator the party’s best hope of motivating and leading an inspirational movement to defeat Donald Trump in November, or would he be the easiest opponent of them all for Trump to stigmatise, isolate and defeat? Is Bernie Sanders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform America, or a once- in-a -generation calamity who is likely to entrench in power the worst President in American history? No pressure, people. More>>

First Published on Werewolf here


NZ Government: 18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, ... More>>


Vaping: Government To Regulate Products

No sales to under-18-year-olds No advertising and sponsorship of vaping products and e-cigarettes No vaping or smokeless tobacco in smokefree areas Regulates vaping product safety comprehensively, - including devices, flavours and ingredients Ensure ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Political Donations Scandals
Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being among its chief accusers. More>>


UN Expert: NZ Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response

This is a press statement from UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing at the end of her 10-day visit to New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand has recognized that the country is facing a housing crisis, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels