INTERNATIONAL BATTERY HEN
RESCUE IN NEW ZEALAND
media release April 15, 2001
Animal Liberation Victoria joins NZ activists in daylight Easter raid
Ten very debilitated battery hens suffering severe featherloss were
rescued from the Golden Gate Poultry Farm north of Wellington, New
Zealand on Easter Sunday at 1 pm in the afternoon.
Forty demonstrators from around New Zealand were joined by activists
from Australia and the United States in a protest in front of the
A rescue team freely entered two sheds on the property during the
protest and were able to rescue the ten ill hens as well as gather
distressing video footage of the birds tightly crammed in very old
and small battery cages.
The hens were taken to a vet for treatment. The birds were emaciated
and suffering from erythema, severe featherloss, badly mutilated
beaks, overgrown claws and bleeding wounds on their bodies.
The protest followed a three day animal rights conference in
Wellington organised by Mark Eden of Wellington Animal Action.
Patty Mark, Campaign Director of Animal Liberation Victoria said
"We are eager to fly to any part of the world to join with other
animal activists to break into battery hen farms. Our colleagues in
New Zealand are equally appalled at the cruel conditions inside the
world's battery cage factories. We are determined to band together
till all the hens are free!"
Romeo Gadze (in Melbourne) 0401 257 098
Patty Mark mobile 0417 396 236
Defeathered hens rescued from the Golden Gate Poultry Farm
in New Zealand.
Patty Mark, Campaign Director, Animal Liberation Victoria
Inc, rescues a badly debeaked bird from the battery cages inside
Golden Gate Poultry Farm.
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