Costumes promote cause
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.