UPDATE October 2018 WE WON! Direct Animal Action worked to support the Kaipara local community to oppose a proposed Tegel ‘meat’ chicken mega factory farm. Tegel proposed to build a 32 shed mega farm that would have confined 1.3 million chickens at a time to cruel industrial scale conditions. Over the course of one year, the proposed farm would have raised and slaughtered around 9 million chickens. Kaipara locals were concerned about the impact on their beautiful community and the local Kāpehu Marae. We helped the local community to resist Tegel because we want to see an end to factory farming and we believe that multi-national corporations should not be allowed to bulldoze over our local communities.