Last Friday I went along to a few sessions of the Aotearoa Animal Rights Conference in Wellington.
We heard from a range of people doing great work to protect animals from exploitation and I was really inspired by them.
One of the links that I hadn’t made before was between organics and animal welfare. I knew that organic farming systems have welfare standards but I hadn’t before thought about the fact that pesticides used on conventional farms have gone through animal testing regimes involving the suffering and death of thousands of animals for each pesticide product.
Another reason to reach for the organic apples in the supermarket.