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Political Panel for Animals 2020 – It’s Time!

SAFE 24 July 2020 3


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Last night in Wellington, SAFE hosted the Political Panel for Animals 2020. The Panelists included Green MP Gareth Hughes, New Zealand First MP Mark Patterson, National MP David Bennett and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, from the Labour Party. The panel was hosted by journalist Charlotte Graham-McLay.

This was a great opportunity to question our politicians on some of the most important issues facing animals today. Gareth Hughes gave us a sneak peek at his party’s upcoming Animal Welfare announcement, saying that the Greens in Government would phase out factory farming.

While not every politician agreed with such a measure, they all knew that the writing is on the wall for colony cages.

Animal Matters is SAFE’s fortnightly podcast about all things animal rights and the issues impacting animals in Aotearoa. Will Appelbe discusses the latest current affairs impacting animals, the decisions of policymakers and government, and the complexities that surround the exploitation of animals.

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