Although our Government has finally acknowledged that live animal export is cruel and causes suffering and death to hundreds of thousands of New Zealand's animals; it refuses to immediately stop this horrific trade. Shiploads of animals have already left our shores since the public admission.

Please let Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor and Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare) Meka Whaitiri, know how you feel about our animals continuing to be abused over a two year phase-out period. Thank you.

Also, wherever you live in Aotearoa, please keep this Saturday 8th May clear in your diary from 12 noon - to peacefully protest this intended phase-out period. Details of meetup points will soon be posted.