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Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:00 pm
by Makeetah
Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Animal Rights activists will be descending on Auckland to protest against a conference promoting animal experimentation. ANZCCART (the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching) is the main pro-vivisection lobby group in Australasia. This year their annual conference will be held in Auckland from Sunday June 29th to Tuesday July 1st at the Ellerslie Events Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland.

Over 300,000 animals are used in vivisection each year in New Zealand. Organisations including the National Anti Vivisection Campaign (NAVC), Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network (ARLAN), Save the Beagles Campaign and the Auckland Animal Rights Collective (AARC) are coming together to organise actions and events to highlight the plight of these animals used and abused in the name of science.


TIMETABLE OF EVENTS AND ACTIONS:


LIBERATE 08 - animal rights benefit shows


Friday June 27th - R18 show at The Kings Arms
Featuring....

Hellatosis
Shitripper
Blackout
Army of Darkness
Brick vs Face

From 8.00pm

Saturday June 28th - all ages show at Ellen Melville Hall
Featuring...

Cry Wolf
Strangers
Brick vs Face
Army of Darkness
Antagonist
Tourettes

From 5pm

$10 on the door each night. All proceeds to go to outreach and animal rescue.
Come along and make your voice heard for the animals!


Public meeting & short film screening - Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Animal Experimentation in New Zealand
WHEN: Saturday 28th June, 7pm
WHERE: Grey Lynn Community Centre


Animal experimentation in New Zealand is regulated by Section 6 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 entitled 'The Use of Animals in Research,Testing and Teaching'. This section exempts persons who experiment on live animals from all the other requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Most importantly, it exempts animal researchers who experiment on live animals from being prosecuted for animal cruelty.

Of the 300,000live animals are experimented on each year in New Zealand,approximately 17, 000 of those are subject to very severe suffering. Is this ethically acceptable in our society?

Hear speakers from the National Anti Vivisection Campaign (NAVC), Save the Beagles Campaign and the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network (ARLAN) discuss the veil of secrecy surrounding animal experimentation in New Zealand.

Also short film screening: Wasted Lives.

This film makes a powerful moral and scientific case against animal experiments. It unravels the science question - making plain that animal experiments produce data that can't be reliably applied across the species.

Information stalls on site. Tea, coffee and vegan cake provided.
When: Saturday 28th June
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre: 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn.

Email nzarinfo@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Rally at opening of ANZCCART conference
WHEN: Sunday 29th June, 1pm
WHERE: Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland.


Meet outside the conference venue at 1pm to hear anti-vivisection speakers and to protest against the unethical and unnecessary use of animals in scientific experimentation in New Zealand. Come along and bring your friends! This is your chance to speak out for the thousands of animals in vivisection labs in New Zealand (and for the millions across the world) that cannot speak for themselves!


Protests on Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st July

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be holding a range of protests aimed at disrupting the ANZCCART conference, as well as raising awareness about the plight of animals maimed, tortured and killed every year in New Zealand animal testing laboratories.

Monday 30th June:
7.00am: Morning protest as people go in to conference

6.45pm: Protest the conference dinner!

Tuesday 1st July (last day of ANZCCART):

12 mid-day: Lunchtime protest, give the vivisectors the send off they deserve!

We will be meeting before each protest at 100 Ascott Ave, Greenlane, Auckland.

We want these protests to be as visible and loud as possible so please bring: Placards, Drums, Noise-Makers, Banners etc.

For more information about the protests contact: animalrightscollective@gmail.com

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:38 pm
by Makeetah
Tonight from 8pm on the AltTv show 'Greencore' Deidre Bourke from the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network will be talking live about the the reality of vivisection in New Zealand and about upcoming ANZCCART conference that is being held in Auckland from Sunday June 29th to Tuesday July1st at the Ellerslie Events Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland.

You can watch the show live online tonight at http://alttv.co.nz/live

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:50 pm
by drunk and proud
is anyone else planning on going to the rallys/protests?

im keen as to have an arts crafts (and booze, weed, whatever) day to make signs and shit.

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:06 am
by xsfat
Doesn't the Sat Ellen Melville show clash with the Grey Lynn public meeting?
'Greencore' Deidre Bourke from the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network will be talking live about the the reality of vivisection in New Zealand and about upcoming ANZCCART conference that is being held in Auckland from Sunday June 29th to Tuesday July1st at the Ellerslie Events Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

is this available for download?

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:35 pm
by BOOT GIRL
someone reckons theyve changed the venue for this!?

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:38 pm
by Makeetah
hey yeah the public meeting and Sat night gig unfortunately clash, just the way it worked out.

there will be full updates on what's happening this weekend within the next hour or so.

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:38 pm
by Makeetah
URGENT UPDATE: Vivisection conference cancelled in Auckland, but events still going ahead and protests will be happening at new locations!

The ANZCCART conference that was due to take place this weekend has been abruptly cancelled after the Ellerslie Event Centre refused to host the event. In a statement the Ellerslie Event Centre said they were unaware of the true nature of the conference but once they discovered it was an animal experimentation conference they sent out the following statement:

'The Ellerslie Event Centre has advised that the ANZCCART event from Sunday June 30 until Tuesday 1st July will no longer be taking place at the Event Centre'.

LATEST UPDATED TIMETABLE OF EVENTS AND ACTIONS

LIBERATE 08 - animal rights benefit shows.
From 8.30pm, Friday June 27th - R18 show at The Kings Arms
From 5pm, Saturday June 28th - all ages show at Ellen Melville Hall
Email anzccart08 (at) yahoo.com for more information on these events.

Public meeting & short film screening - Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Animal Experimentation in New Zealand.
7pm, Saturday 28th June, Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn. PLEASE EVERYONE COME TO THE PUBLIC MEETING AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE NEW PLANS FOR THE SUNDAY RALLY.
Email nzarinfo (at) gmail.com for more information on this event.

Sunday 29th June: Rally against animal experimentation.

The Rally will no longer take place at the Ellerslie Event Centre. The new Rally site will also be announced at the public meeting & short film screening at the Grey Lynn Community Centre (7pm, Saturday, 28th June).
Email nzarinfo (at) gmail.com for more information on this event.

Monday 30th and Tuesday 1st July: Protests against animal experimentation.

Protest details for Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st: We will be meeting at 100 Ascot Ave on Monday 7am and Tuesday 12 midday and will be going from there to protest outside other animal testing organizations.
Email animalrightscollective (at) gmail.com for further information on these events.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THESE CHANGES! AND PLEASE SUPPORT SOME OR ALL OF THESE EVENTS. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT FOR ANIMALS SUFFERING IN VIVISECTION LABS RIGHT NOW, THEY NEED YOUR VOICE!

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:45 pm
by Makeetah
NOTE because the public meeting and Saturday night gig clash, we'll be posting details of the new Sunday rally site on this forum and www.indymedia.org.nz tomorrow (Saturday 28th).

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:40 am
by Makeetah
Hi everyone,

there is a protest/rally today (Saturday 29th) at a new location at 1pm. Email nzarinfo@gmail.com to get the information.

National Anti Vivisection Campaign

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:11 pm
by Makeetah
ANTI-VIVISECTION PROTESTS BEGIN
http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/displa ... /index.php

This Sunday afternoon, around 70 people gathered outside the conference venue hosting the ANZCCART conference. The demonstration was held outside Waipuna Hotel on 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington. A public rally was held with loud noise-making and speeches about the cruel nature of animal testing.

The attendees of the ANZCCART conference are scumbag vivisectors from all over Australasia. This year, they have had their original venue, Ellerslie Events Centre, cancelled in the last minute when the management found out it was a conference about animal testing. But the conference is still going ahead at Waipuna Hotel as prominent vivisectors are booked in the hotel. However, only people who agree with vivisection are allowed to attend the conference. Those holding opposing views, despite paying and registering to go, were barred from attending.
Over 300,000 animals are used in animal testing every year in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 90% of this is for the agricultural industry that profits from the exploitation and death of animals. Stop the torture and murder of animals! Disrupt the ANZCCART conference!

This is just the beginning of the three days of action against vivisection.

Protest schedule for the next two days:
Monday 1st July

7:15am: Wake-up call at 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington

6:45pm: Protest the conference dinner!
Tuesday 12th July

12noon: Lunchtime protest

Bring noise-makers, drums, placards, banners and your friends!

Re: Anti-Vivisection Conference Protests in Auckland

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:39 pm
by Ventoux
Makeetah wrote:Monday 1st July

7:15am: Wake-up call at 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington

6:45pm: Protest the conference dinner!
Tuesday 12th July

12noon: Lunchtime protest

Bring noise-makers, drums, placards, banners and your friends!


I think you mean to say:

Monday 30 June &
Tuesday 1st July