Story: Farmer and grower organisations

Rural protest

Rural protest

Tom Scott’s 2006 cartoon satirises the response of the farming community to the idea that all dogs, including farm dogs, should be microchipped in a campaign to reduce dog attacks on people. Outraged farmers held meetings and Federated Farmers leaders protested that dogs on farms were unlikely to be a danger to the public.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Tom Scott

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Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Political organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 30 Nov 2023