You are invited to a vegan feast on the 22nd of May, fundraising for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the New Zealand Open Rescue Collective. Please come and support the work of these groups to directly save animals!
7 p.m., May 22nd 2010, St John's Hall
cnr Willis and Dixon St., central Wellington
$14.00 waged, $9.00 unwaged
Entree, mains, dessert, followed by a speaker from Sea Shepherd
All welcome! Please contact: nzarinfo@gmail.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization, which uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.During the 2009/2010 whaling season, Sea Shepherd saved 528 whales that would otherwise have been killed by the Japanese whaling fleet, cutting the kill quota by more than half. Of the fifty humpback whales that were targeted, the whaling fleet did not take a single one, and of the fifty fin whales that were targeted, they managed to kill only one.
The New Zealand Open Rescue Collective formed in late 2006 after NZ activists became immensely frustrated with the Government's lack of real action for animals on factory farms. 20 years of campaigning against factory farming using legal means such as protesting and lobbying saw little to no changes for the animals. The Collective's aims are to openly rescue animals from places of abuse, to expose hidden suffering and to consistently provide irrefutable evidence why factory farming should be banned. Open Rescue's most recent action has been to save two piglets from a New Zealand pig farm in April 2010. These piglets will now never have to endure the legalised confinement and deprivation that their mothers still endure. They will never feel the restriction of metal bars or be treated like production machines.