Kapiti people are being asked to join a star-studded array of New Zealanders, including, including Reikiorangi’s Kevin Milne, in speaking out against factory farming and raising funds during the annual appeal by Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE).
Other personalities backing the Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) include actor Robyn Malcolm, hip hop artist Ladi6 and popular TV personalities Jono and Ben. The stars feature in a recently launched television advertising campaign against the cruelty of factory farming.
Ad aims to raise awareness
The advertisement aims to create awareness and to help put a stop to the cruelty.
SAFE says Kiwis all over the country can play a part in combating this country’s ‘number one animal welfare issue’ by donating during the street appeal.
Jared Turner from The Almighty Johnsons, who features in the advertisement, says that as the leading organisation speaking out for all factory-farmed animals, SAFE’s work is essential.
Jared says: “Chickens, pigs, and others in intensive farming systems suffer every day of their lives – over 100 million of them per year. But we can make a difference. Please get behind SAFE and help us stop the cruelty of factory farming. Look out for me collecting in Auckland!”
And SAFE executive director Hans Kriek says: “Our work is entirely funded by donations provided by the public and we receive no government funding.”
“We need more public awareness of the issues animals are facing. So we are asking everyone to give generously and help us raise vital funds to stop cruelty to animals in New Zealand.”
Annual street appeal this week
SAFE will hold its national annual street appeal on Friday and Saturday (20/21 December). Over 1500 caring Kiwis in 47 cities and towns will don brightly coloured animal costumes to collect donations from the public.
Money raised will be used to fund campaign initiatives and humane education projects in 2014.
To donate now please text GIFT to 4419 to make an immediate $3 donation, or look out for collectors in your area! It is not too late to register as a collector, either; sign up at safe.org.nz.
The street appeal starts at 8am on Friday