Mainland Poultry mega farm proposal heads to Environment Court

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…


Waikato Rodeo Protest

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:

Warkworth Rodeo Protest

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…


Celebrations as Tegel mega factory scrapped by Overseas Investment Office

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…


September Workshop: All Oppression is Connected with Mengzhu Fu

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…