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All animals deserve to live their lives free from exploitation and abuse. Through direct action campaigning we will confront and disrupt the practices that cause animals to suffer.

Direct Animal Action is an ally to every living creature, and a voice for the voiceless. We do not discriminate against anyone.

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  • DAA writes Open Letter to new owners of Mainland Poultry

    Mr Phil Latham Navis Capital Australia Pty Ltd Level 8, 56 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA Tel: 61 2 8024 7800 Email: platham@naviscapital.com Dear Phil, Recently your private equity firm, Navis Capital, bought 75% of Mainland Poultry, New Zealand’s biggest egg producer. We understand that Mainland Poultry are now attempting to establish large colony and…

  • Mainland Poultry exposed

    Direct Animal Action have begun a David vs Goliath battle against New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry. In September, an Official Information Act request to Waikato District Council revealed that Mainland Poultry have plans to build a mega factory farm that would confine 800,000 egg laying hens to colony cages and a new type of multi-tiered system…

  • Art Show Fundraiser a Success!

    On the 1st of December 2016 we hosted a fundraising event for Paws Awhile Animal Sanctuary. The exhibition titled ‘Animals – Seeing the Sentient Being’ celebrated animal sentience and the artists involved expressed this in many beautiful and creative ways. The event was held as Allpress Studio in Freemans Bay and featured works from over…

  • It’s Direct Animal Action’s 1st Birthday

    October marks Direct Animal Action’s one year anniversary. It’s been a busy and exciting first year and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support. The community has grown significantly since our first meeting, one year on we find ourselves surrounded by a wonderful group of caring and passionate people doing all they can for…

  • Massive Turn Out for Greyhound Protest

    This morning we led a public protest outside the Rydges Hotel in Auckland, where Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s AGM and awards ceremony was being held. We invited protesters to bring along their canine companions and demonstrate with us as part of a nationwide day of action to ban greyhound racing. We had an excellent turnout,…

  • Funeral Today for Wally Yovich

    Today a funeral will be held outside business man Wally Yovich’s downtown office. The Grim Reaper will join a group of protesters in black mourning clothes to call on Yovich to pull funding for a proposed new colony cage egg factory farm.

  • Protest at Craddock Farms in Pukekohe

    This Sunday around 30 animal activists from the Stop Craddock Farms campaign will stage a protest at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe. Craddock Farms want to build New Zealand’s biggest caged hen factory farm in Patumahoe. Auckland City Council declined their application earlier this year but Craddock Farms are appealing in the…

  • Council Denies Consent to Craddock Farms!

    Campaign group Stop Craddock Farms and Direct Animal Action congratulate the Auckland City Council for declining consent for cage egg producer Craddock Farms to build a mega caged hen farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland.

    Spokesperson Deirdre Sims says, “The proposed caged hen facility would have been the biggest of its kind in our country, confining 310,000 hens to cruel cages that contravene the Animal Welfare Act,”