In December 2018, Waikato District Council railroaded through a farcical “hearing” for Mainland Poultry’s proposed “cage-free” mega egg farm in Orini. Locals were left angry and disappointed with the Council’s obvious bias in favour of Mainland Poultry. In February 2019, our petition with over 30,000 signatures opposing the mega farm on animal welfare grounds and negative…Details
We’ll be peacefully protesting outside Waikato Rodeo on Saturday 16th February. All welcome. Bring a sunhat, water and sunblock as we’ll be standing in an exposed area. Dogs welcome on-leash, bring a water bowl too. For more details visit our Facebook event: https://bit.ly/2RRA0L8
Animal advocates who were inside the Mid Northern Rodeo were told by rodeo organisers they could not film using high definition cameras. Rodeo organisers stopped the rodeo to tell the activists they must stop filming or they would be trespassed. Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito says this is typical of rodeo cowboys who don’t…Details
Direct Animal Action will host an anti-rodeo protest outside the Mid-Northern Rodeo in Whangarei on Saturday 12 January 2019.
We welcome everyone to join us!
Find out more at our Facebook Event Page: https://bit.ly/2HaX0jp
The first day of 2019 saw anti-rodeo protesters from Direct Animal Action demonstrating outside the Warkworth Rodeo. They had ‘tombstone’ placards with RIP written on them. Protest organisers are feeling angry and frustrated after a bull died at Gisborne Rodeo in December 2018. The bulls death was the third animal death at a rodeo in…Details
This week we handed-in 30,000 signatures against Mainland Poultry’s proposed mega egg factory farm in Orini to Waikato Distrcit Council.
Our petition hand-in followed a hearing held at the Council to decide if the mega farm will be built. A decision is expected in February 2019.
Mainland Poultry want to build a mega egg factory farm that would confine 400,000 chickens in Orini, Waikato. This mega factory will be cruel, stinky and an industrial eyesore. We’re supporting the locals who are opposing this mega farm. Join us in peaceful protest at the Waikato District Council hearing that will decide if this horrendous…Details
The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has scrapped Tegel’s plans to buy 200 hectares of land at Arapohue, near Dargaville. This year, animal advocacy group Direct Animal Action has campaigned alongside Kaipara locals and the Kāpehu Marae to stop the proposed Tegel mega chicken factory. “We’re absolutely ecstatic about this victory!” said Deirdre Sims, spokesperson for…Details
We are excited to announce this month’s workshop facilitator Tāmaki-Makaurau activist Mengzhu Fu. Through interactive discussion, Mengzhu will help us to explore the links between speciesism, racism and colonialism in Aotearoa. Mengzhu is a 1.5 generation Chinese feminist based in Tāmaki-Makaurau and has been involved for over 10 years in animal rights and various social…Details
Artists Nicholas Feisst & Rom Marinkovich have created these one-of-a-kind porcelain cups with terracotta lidded jar to raise funds for Kaipara Community Association to fight Tegel. Funds raised will go towards costs for lawyers and experts at the council hearing later this year. We’ve set up a Trade Me auction for these beautiful and functional…Details