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(NZ) Animal Rights activists arrested in Wellington

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    Three Wellington animal rights activists were arrested this morning after locking themselves to a truck from a local factory farm. The truck belongs to Premier
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2005
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      Three Wellington animal rights activists were arrested this morning
      after locking themselves to a truck from a local factory farm. The
      truck belongs to Premier Bacon company, which intensively farms and
      slaughters pigs in Carterton.

      Protestors locked themselves to the truck while the driver was making
      deliveries to a central city cafe. About twenty other protestors also
      joined the action, urging the large numbers of spectators and
      passers-by to go cruelty free this christmas.

      More than 800,000 pigs are farmed for slaughter in New Zealand each
      year. Over 600,000 of these pigs are confined in factory farms, where
      they have no access to fresh air, sunlight or open space. They are
      housed in either individual crates or crowded concrete pens. At the
      end of this the pigs are taken to a slaughterhouse, where they are
      shot with a electric bolt gun and then killed.

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      full story:
      http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00012.htm

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