The appeal of animals
Advocacy group SAFE is preparing to send out thousands of volunteers in animal costumes this week 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 saying it is a cause that means a lot to her.
‘‘SAFE do amazing work for animals, in particular preventing them from living a compromised life of misery on factory farms.’’
Ms Brown will be joining about 1500 people across the country who are expected to help with collecting for the animal-clad 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 provided by the public.
Its 2012 Christmas appeal takes place on December 21 and 22.
Animal lover: Comedienne Jaquie Brown will be joining SAFE volunteers for this week’s Christmas appeal.