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A duck shooting petition

BAN THE HORROR THAT IS DUCK SHOOTING

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https://www.change.org/p/hon-david-parker-envionment-minister-ban-duck-shooting-in-new-zealand-save-our-native-duck-species

Live animal export is a cruel and abusive industry that must be stopped.

Live animal export is a cruel and abusive industry that must be stopped.

It was heartening to see so many of our volunteers, supporters and colleagues marching down Queen St, Auckland yesterday calling to immediately ban this barbaric trade.

Thank you to the organizers for a rousing rally.

Keep This Saturday 30th Free For Animals. Please Share

Please join concerned citizens from all over the country as we call on the New Zealand government to ban live export of livestock by sea NOW.

With yet another year before the proposed live export ban will come into place on April 30th 2023, there is already talk from political parties about reversing this decision!

The vast majority of New Zealanders are against this barbaric trade, and the only people keen for it to continue are those directly profiting from it.

Please attend your nearest event this Saturday 30th April, as we raise awareness of this cruel trade and pressure government and local ports to cease the abusive industry.

See you all there!

Auckland
Aotea Square - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/511964743832103

Christchurch
Bridge of Remembrance - 1:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/515195870276229

Dunedin
Lower Octagon - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/561064451846354

Hamilton
Garden Place/Civic Square - 5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/364873152226312

Napier
Napier Port Entrance, Breakwater Road - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/567138714522051

Nelson
Trafalgar St Cathedral - 12pm

Palmerston North
The Square, near The Plaza - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/369920245016674

Taranaki
Puke Ariki Landing - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/380601417261706

Tauranga
Grey Space - Maunganui Road - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2195083213977918

Timaru
Corner of Strafford St & Strathallan St - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/369345091776227

Wellington
Cuba St, near Specsavers - 12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1355663331600788

Whangarei
Cameron St Mall - 12pm

Taranaki Animal Save - Cow aboard a stock truck moments before being loaded onto live export vessel Ocean Ute at Port Taranaki

Ban Live Export New Zealand
Animal Save Movement

I Spoke to You in Whispers

Lest we forget ...

I SPOKE TO YOU IN WHISPERS

I spoke to you in whispers
As shells made the ground beneath us quake
We both trembled in that crater
A toxic muddy bloody lake
I spoke to you and pulled your ears
To try and quell your fearful eye
As bullets whizzed through the raindrops
And we watched the men around us die
I spoke to you in stable tones
A quiet tranquil voice
At least I volunteered to fight
You didn't get to make the choice
I spoke to you of old times
Perhaps you went before the plough
And pulled the haycart from the meadow
Far from where we're dying now
I spoke to you of grooming
Of when the ploughman made you shine
Not the shrapnel wounds and bleeding flanks
Mane filled with mud and wire and grime
I spoke to you of courage
As gas filled the Flanders air
Watched you struggle in the mud
Harness acting like a snare
I spoke to you of peaceful fields
Grazing beneath a setting sun
Time to rest your torn and tired body
Your working day is done
I spoke to you of promises
If from this maelstrom I survive
By pen and prose and poetry
I'll keep your sacrifice alive
I spoke to you of legacy
For when this hellish time is through
All those who hauled or charged or carried
Will be regarded heroes too
I spoke to you in dulcet tones
Your eye told me you understood
As I squeezed my trigger to bring you peace
The the only way I could
And I spoke to you in whispers......
- By Neil Andrew