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To all of the caring people across the nation who, last Saturday, attended a protest to stop live animal export immediately - thank you! We were at Auckland's 6,000 step CBD street march and it was brilliant - full of passion, courage and heart.

Huge thanks to the organisers and also to the Auckland City District Police for stopping traffic while the crowd made its way down the centre of Queen Street.

If you haven't already, please go to this link to let Ministers Jacinda Adern, Meka Whaitiri and Damien O'Connor know how you feel about them taking 2 years to close down this cruel trade. Tragically, two shiploads of pregnant cows have already been sent to China since the announcement last month: https://tinyurl.com/sajtcd6v

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NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST LIVE EXPORT ON SATURDAY
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Please keep this Saturday (8th May) free to peacefully protest the Government taking 2 years to phase out the horrific live animal export trade.

See protest locations below... and please take action on the post below this. Thank you.

UPDATE: Whanganui -
1pm at Whanganui River Markets
3pm at Castlecliff Beach

I spoke to you in whispers

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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.

https://safe.org.nz/take-action/demand-ban-live-export-2/

I SPOKE TO YOU IN WHISPERS

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

SAMMY HAS HAD HIS DOUBLE SURGERIES

Thank you so very much to everyone who helped with Sammy's fundraising plea for his bi-lateral cruciate ligament operations.

Although it's early days in his recovery, he is already much more comfortable than he was prior to the surgeries.

Everyone loves happy endings, so please share Sammy's story and please check back this evening for even more good news and photos!