Christchurch: Activists occupy National MP’s electorate office to protest factory farming in NZ

8 Aug 2017 – Animal rights activists have occupied the Christchurch electoral office of Gerry Brownlee.

Members of the Resist group gathered in the Minister Brownlee’s office calling for National to bring an end to the practice of battery farming pigs and chickens.

Event co-ordinator Shanti Ahluwalia said National had spent nine years reviewing the issue but had made no changes.

“Now is the perfect time to call National to account for their failures to help animals,” he said.

“Factory farming is only a tiny proportion of the animal economy. Animals bring in a great deal of money for the New Zealand economy but factory farmed chickens only account for about 2 per cent of that.”

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