(NZ) Animal Rights activists arrested in Wellington
- 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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