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Presenting a petition

Presenting a petition

Animal-welfare activists dressed as pigs and hens present a petition to Green MP Sue Kedgley on 22 September 2010, supporting her Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, which aimed to phase out factory-farming methods, including sow crates and battery hen cages. Petitions have traditionally been a way for individual citizens and lobby groups to make their concerns known to Parliament. Presenting petitions publicly helps ensure media coverage of a cause.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Parliament and the public', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015