Clean, Green and Cruelty Free?

The true story of animals in New Zealand

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Aotearoa New Zealand is often promoted as a peaceful land of blue skies, pure streams, and rich pastures — “clean and green” paradise. In reality, our society is based on the sounds, smells and blood of the slaughterhouse. Every year New Zealanders kill over a hundred million animals for food or profit. Over two million battery chickens are crowded into tiny, stinking cages, and thousands of pregnant sows endure boredom and frustration in cramped dark stalls. Animals suffer for our amusement in circuses, zoos, racetracks and rodeos, or are bred and hunted for sport. Hundreds of thousands of animals endure pain in laboratory experiments every year, while many more are trapped, shot, or poisoned because they have been defined as pests.

Clean, green and cruelty-free? explodes the myth of New Zealand as a pristine and animal-friendly environment. Designed as a resource for animal advocates, it will be of interest to anyone concerned about animal suffering.

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Author: Catherine Amey
Release Date: June 2008
Dimensions: 180mm x 290mm
Pages: 127
Binding: Softback, perfect bound
ISBN: 978-0-473-13340-5