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It’s election year – your chance to speak up

June 9th, 2017

Let your political candidate know you care about animals!

On 23 September, New Zealanders will vote for political candidates in  the General Election. Some parties have animal welfare policies and  spokespeople; others don’t. You may want to vote to improve the life of  animals in NZ, but not know the best way to do so.

We aim to help. SAFE will look at all the parties’  policies, and summarise views on important animal issues like factory  farming and live export. Closer to the election we’ll publish this  information.

Before you decide who to vote for you could politely contact your  local candidate via Twitter, email, phone, mail, or by meeting them.  Elections are a time when politicians are more accessible than normal.  Out on the streets, on social media, they reach out to try and get your  vote. You can make sure they know that people care about what happens to  animals, and how political decisions impact them.

Sows confined to farrowing crates, chickens in colony cages and  animals shipped around the world; these can all end if politicians want  them to. Can the animals count on you when you cast your vote?

 

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