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NZ’s dirty little secret since 2005 that your housing minister won’t be interviewed on

From NZ’s ‘Breakfast’ program with John Campbell …

So nobody, Nats included, has done anything about this?

Eleven thousand dollars a year for a box? And your government happily subsidizes these rents to the sharks. Same way they draw the unfortunate homeless into thousands of dollars of (depressing) debt for residing in motels when that money could have been loaned towards a house.

Our recent inquiries are revealing the demolition (if you call bulldozing demolition) of state homes as we speak still. Taken out at around three or more at a time. Perfectly good homes. A post will be coming on that but folk tell me they are observing homes sitting empty for up to 18 months still since a loved one died. Also stories of people evicted for no good reason, or purportedly for the building of new homes, with none appearing up to a year later.

This is predatory, property developers’ heaven basically. Where anything goes & by some accounts you even choose which race you’d prefer in your slums. More to come. EWR

What does the housing crisis look like when you’re trapped at the bottom of the heap?

John Campbell went to a controversial caravan park in West Auckland, where people are living in barely-habitable circumstances.

An Australian Vet who exposed extreme cruelty to animals on export ships has been dismissed from her Govt job – (sign the petition)

Are we surprized at this? A regime that didn’t count its first peoples citizens of their own country until 1967? And the Aussie Vet who blew the whistle now, predictably, has no job. Great stuff Australia.

From animalsaustralia.org

An experienced live export vet has given ABC’s 7.30 a glimpse into the conditions endured by animals on live export ships — and it’s not a pretty picture.

Animals at this stocking density are not able to all lie down at onceSpace

IMAGE: Dr Lynn Simpson

In addition to the stress of the unfamiliar environment, noise and constant ship movement, at the typical high stocking density of a long haul voyage, it is not usually possible for all animals to lie down naturally at the same time. Stocking densities allowed by Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are much higher than any land-based feedlot or intensive housing system.

Not enough sawdust is provided for all animals to have soft bedding to lie onBedding

IMAGE: Dr Lynn Simpson

Adequate sawdust or other soft bedding to rest on is not available to cattle on board a live export ship. Some sawdust provisions are required but they are not nearly sufficient, leaving animals travelling on hard, non-slip surfaces which can often result in painful abrasions, lameness and injury. Australian standards only indicate that bedding should be replaced “as necessary” leaving this decision in the hands of exporters.

Animals are often coated with faeces by the end of the journeyFaeces

IMAGE: Dr Lynn Simpson

READ MORE & SIGN THE PETITION AT END OF ARTICLE

https://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/whats-it-like-on-a-live-export-ship.php?fbclid=IwAR22JLWpZuIvSOnvk899K8zJPKa6mSaSI5hNKfc75ePDdLoze0EYftffChw