Animal rights activists to rally in Wellington
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 6:39a.m.
Animal welfare activists are meeting in Wellington today in support of a bill to outlaw the use of sow crates and battery farming.
Green MP Sue Kedgley's Animal Welfare Amendment Bill is designed to phase-out restrictive farming practices.
The use of sow crates at pig farms hit the headlines last year, after a documentary showed graphic images of the farming technique being used at a Levin piggery.
SAFE's Hans Kriek says such practices are illegal.
“The New Zealand animal welfare act requires that all animals must be able to express their normal behaviour, and clearly by keeping a pig in a crate that animal can’t express her normal behaviour,” he says.
Mr Kriek says the public is becoming much more aware of animal welfare issues.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
27/07/2011 3:03:22 p.m.
I will certainly be inviting Lady GAGA to the next animal rights conference after that comment LMAO.
15/09/2010 12:07:01 a.m.
More terrorists and vegetarians, At least we know Lady GaGa wont be there!:-)
All 350 passengers on board a commuter train that derailed e...
Now police in one city have reported dramatic results, slash...
Tourists in Christchurch are being kicked out of the interna...
A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after an inc...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.