Yesterday I told you I was taking part in a march against animal testing. No one from the government in power here bothered to attend any of the marches to address people’s concerns. Though with this government it sadly does not surprise me.
My country is going down the gurgler in many areas and many of the people I think feel they can’t stop it so why bother to try. Our Prime Minister seems to think that the novel 1984 is a handbook on how to run New Zealand. The alternative isn’t that much better either. What happens to politicians ? Many enter the political arena with high ideals. Very few seem to retain those ideals once they feel the power. The media doesn’t help. Often treating them like celebrities. One of our local MPs is a prime example of ego run rampant.
Greenpeace erected a billboard of this MP after claiming he lied to Parliament about meeting with oil companies prior to a bill being passed that stopped Kiwis from protesting at sea against deep sea oil drilling along our coast.
Mr Bridges reaction…at a press conference he said:
“Ha,” when informed about the billboard. “Well, forests on fire. Actually.”
“Suck on that,” he then so succinctly added.
Mr Bridges then finished his press conference with saying that Greenpeace was picking a fight they couldn’t win, and that they should spend less time erecting tacky billboards and more time “watching the fuck out.”
So mature is our Mr Bridges.
But I digress…as this post was supposed to be about yesterday and trying to fight the government on another very important issue.
Photo courtesy of Photography by Jossie (another of NZ’s awesome photographers)
Photo courtesy of Photography by Jossie (check out her work…she is really good)
It was fun. Chevvy was well behaved except for one small incident when she put another dog in its place for sniffing her nether regions. Here are a few of the images I took that hopefully will show you a bit of my day.