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The Leaders Debate is on tonight at the Christchurch Town Hall featuring Prime Minister and Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party Leader Judith Collins.
Activists are planning to protest, and this includes the Extinction Rebellion and SAFE groups,
The angry activists are planning the protests because ‘more needs to be done’ to avoid climate change and protect animal rights.
Extinction Rebellion activists can be seen writing and designing signs before the Leader Debate happens, one sign can read as “Climate Action Urgent!”.
A spokesperson for SAFE Will Appelbe says that by doing more, it will be for the better of animals rights.
“Animal agriculture is our largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. We need to do better, and we can, if our politicians show strong leadership. Our very future depends upon the decisions being made right now. For humans and animals, we need swift and decisive action to protect our planet.”
The SAFE group claims that the emissions from dairy cows are greater than the countries entire transport fleet and are also planning a ‘World Vegetarian Month’ this October to start a ‘Dairy-Free Challenge’.
“Going dairy-free is a great move for your health, for our planet and for animals,” concluded Appelbe.