We recently had a bill passed in parliament that in itself wasn’t a bad bill. It puts the onus on manufacturers of party pills to prove the safety of their product before it can be sold here in New Zealand.
What is bad though is that the bill will demand these manufacturers to use animals in testing.
This press release form the
“The Bill now has a clause in it specifically addressing how the government will require the use of animals in the testing to be governed. The new clause contains no new protections for animals to be excluded from the testing that aren’t in the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and we know how meaningless token phrases about ‘welfare’ and ‘suitable alternatives’ are in that Act. All we can know for sure now is that animals will be used and that is appalling” said New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society spokesperson Stephen Manson.
I am outraged !!
We are condoning and pushing animal testing of products so that people can get high legally.
I am disgusted at our government for this.
And so today…Chevvy and I are marching for the animals. All around New Zealand protests are planned at this insane move from the New Zealand Government which waves itself around as a beacon of animal protection.
Our government makes me ashamed to be a KIWI !!!
Over 300,000 animals are used for testing of products in New Zealand every year.
There is no excuse for this to happen…especially so that a few people can get high. These same people are desperate to test the drugs themselves…so let them and not the animals.
Now I am off to dress in black and wave our sign. I will let you know how it goes.