A new phase of SAFE’s Stop Factory Farming campaign is about to begin and we need your help!
Our current National Party Government seems hell-bent on allowing the introduction of the new but still-cruel colony cage systemsfor layer hens. This means that these animals will continue to suffer for many more decades to come.
We can still stop this!
One thing guaranteed in politics is that governments change. We want to find out from the Leader of the Opposition, whether the Labour Party agrees with SAFE that colony cages are cruel and do not allow the hens to express their normal behaviour as required by the Animal Welfare Act.
Labour needs to take a stance against colony cages – then the egg industry will think twice before investing millions of dollars in a system that could be banned by the next government!
So get active and send your e-card to the party leaders at stopfactoryfarming.org.nz. You can also write to David Shearer personally and urge him to take a stand for animal welfare by rejecting colony cages.
Despite making sympathetic noises, a real policy commitment from the Labour
Party on colony cages is presently lacking. SAFE is especially keen that more letters, emails and e-cards get to leader David Shearer to ask him where he stands.
While the current government may not do right by the animals, we must ensure that the next one will. Your help is crucial: without it, the hens may never get out!
Hans Kriek, SAFE Executive director