An­i­mal sup­port

Central Leader - - NEWS -

An­i­mal lovers from across the coun­try will protest a Govern­ment de­ci­sion to al­low the test­ing of le­gal highs on an­i­mals next week.

A march will be­gin at the bot­tom of Queen St on Tues­day at noon.

The silent protest will act as a me­mo­rial ser­vice in re­mem­brance of the an­i­mals who have suf­fered and to send a strong mes­sage that peo­ple say no to the law, Pon­sonby an­i­mal-lover and march co-or­di­na­tor An­gela Beer says.

‘‘This rul­ing com­pletely con­tra­dicts over­seas guide­lines that show the test­ing of rec- reational drugs on an­i­mals to be un­eth­i­cal and un­nec­es­sary. Many mem­bers of par­lia­ment ad­mit­ted to hav­ing no prior knowl­edge of the cred­i­ble non-an­i­mal test­ing al­ter­na­tives un­til con­cerned mem­bers of the pub­lic handed them the in­for­ma­tion just hours prior to the vote,’’ she says.

An­i­mal Wel­fare Or­gan­i­sa­tion HUHA (Help­ing You Help An­i­mals) Char­i­ta­ble Trust is co-or­di­nat­ing marches na­tion­wide.

Go to face­book.com/ STOPPar­tyPil­lTest­ing OnAn­i­mal­sNZ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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