The protest marched along Lambton Quay, Wellington’s main shopping thoroughfare, and the chant rang out :-
“What do we want?”
“Justice for Animals!”
“When do we want it?”
Mum and I have never been on a protest march, we are active a lot online (see our AnimalSOS page) but this time we needed to make our voices heard. Why? The current (National) Government thinks its a good idea to test ‘recreational drugs’ called party pills on beagle puppies (story).
The issue is not ‘belief’ against ‘belief’ (think UK Labour/Conservative or USA Democrats/Republicans) this is a government in power condoning experiments on animals for a ‘fun drug’. This bothered Mum and I so we had to speak out.
Mum had a textile class but after it finished she rushed into Wellington and was able to hear John Banks vocal opponent against animal testing, Mojo Mathers (Green Party) and Ian Lees-Galloway (Labour) speak. Sadly, no-one from the Government (National Party) had the courage to stand up.