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


Animal Welfare Groups protest National's cruelty

Animal Welfare Groups protest National's cruelty to pigs and chickens

There will be a public demonstration at noon tomorrow (Wednesday, September 22) on Parliament grounds protesting National's decision to vote against the first reading of Sue Kedgley's Animal Welfare Ammendment Bill. A focal point of the demonstration will be a sow crate which will be available to be "tried out for size" by all MP's.

Several MP's from Labour and the Greens have indicated they will get in the crate. The demonstration will feature speakers, including actor Loren Horsley (Eagle vs. Shark) as Sue Kedgley and figures from national animal welfare groups A petition to Parliament to ban the use of sow crates will also be presented.

Ewan Kingston, a spokesperson for Standing for Welfare in Farming Techniques (SWIFT) said the demonstration was a chance for Wellingtonians to show their dissappointment at National's decision to effectively remove the issue of sow crates and hen cages from the public forum, and an opportunity for decision-makers to get a real sense of the grim living conditions many farm animals in New Zealand are currently subjected to.

"There are tens of thousands of sows and millions of hens in unacceptable living conditions in New Zealand right now. They suffer but they can't take part in the political process. It's the duty of every New Zealander to ensure that their interests are perceived and protected" he said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Next Governor-General

The next Governor-General will have to be named quite soon. Dame Patsy Reddy (appointed 2016) is nearing the end of her five-year term. At the best of times, being a credible local stand-in for a head of state that’s based in London cannot be an easy job. Yet for the next appointee, the usual republican rumblings will be the least of it. The next G-G will almost certainly be in office when the Elizabeth II era finally comes to an end, and when the reign of her deeply uncharismatic son gets under way... More>>


Office Of The Speaker: 2021 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented

The 2021 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented to the House today. It contains a summary of members’ pecuniary and other specified interests as at 31 January 2021. The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon ... More>>

Budget 2021: Boosts Carbon Neutral Government Commitment

· Budget 2021 delivers $67.4 million to support the transition to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 · State Sector Decarbonisation Fund receives significant boost to support more schools, hospitals and other government organisations to replace ... More>>

Government: To Rev Up Reductions In Transport Emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael Wood today released Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi - Transport Emissions: Pathways to ... More>>

Child Poverty: Reports Highlight Need For Ongoing Action

The Government has released the first Annual Report for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and the second Child Poverty Related Indicators (CPRI) Report, both of which highlight improvements in the lives of children as a result of actions of the Government, ... More>>


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>





InfoPages News Channels