Cos­tumes pro­mote cause

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Ad­vo­cacy group SAFE is send­ing out thou­sands of vol­un­teers in an­i­mal cos­tumes to­day and to­mor­row to shake buck­ets for its an­nual Christ­mas ap­peal.

Money col­lected dur­ing the cam­paign will be used to as­sist SAFE’s work lob­by­ing the Government to phase out ‘‘cruel fac­tory farm­ing prac­tices’’.

Kings­land-based come­di­enne Jaquie Brown is get­ting be­hind this year’s cam­paign as a cause that means a lot to her.

‘‘SAFE do amaz­ing work for an­i­mals,’’ she says. ‘‘In par­tic­u­lar prevent­ing them from liv­ing a com­pro­mised life of mis­ery on fac­tory farms.’’

Ms Brown is join­ing around 1500 peo­ple across the coun­try who are help­ing with col­lect­ing for the ap­peal.

‘‘I go to sleep at night happy know­ing that I’m sup­port­ing a won­der­ful char­ity that does right by our furry, snorty, flappy friends,’’ she says.

SAFE ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Hans Kriek says it is grate­ful to have so much sup­port na­tion­wide.

‘‘Fac­tory farm­ing is the great­est cause of an­i­mal suf­fer­ing in New Zealand to­day. To­gether, SAFE and car­ing Ki­wis have the power to make a dif­fer­ence.’’

SAFE’s work is com­pletely funded by do­na­tions from the pub­lic.

To do­nate text ‘ap­peal’ to 4419 to make an im­me­di­ate $3 con­tri­bu­tion.

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