Email your MP using the form on this page. Make sure to mention that you’re one of their constituents, and request a meeting to discuss your concerns about colony cages. Be upfront about what you want to discuss and say that you won’t be longer than 15 minutes. MPs have a duty to represent their electorate, so be bold and follow up with a phone call if you don’t hear back. Feel free to use this email template to request a meeting:
(Dear / Tēnā koe) ________,
My name is ________ and I live in and vote in the ________ electorate.
I’m contacting you as my elected representative, with the hope that we can meet to discuss something that’s important to me.
I feel very strongly about creating a kind Aotearoa, one that doesn’t rely on intensive farming and sees hens freed from cages.
Now is the time to realise this vision – three quarters (76%) of Kiwis want to see hens freed from cages and supermarkets have committed to stop selling cage eggs. Now is the time for a phase-out of colony cages in New Zealand.
I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you in person. Can you please indicate times you would be available in August or early September?
Thank you in advance.
(Kind regards/ Ngā mihi nui),