5000km animal welfare walk ends at Parliament

Talisa Kupenga
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Kua oti te tino hīkoi o Stephen Brassett me ōna kuri e rua ki Paremata i tēnei ra. He ekenga whai muri i te rima mano kiromita tā rātou i takahi i te tau kua hipa, kia kohi pūtea kia tū kaha hoki mo nga rōpū oranga kararehe.

Taka rawa mai he kotahi tau, he rima mano kiromita, e whā hoki ngā hū, kua oti te hikoi roa a Stephen Brassett.

"I started in Invercargill and went as far North as Kaitaia and then turned around and went down the other side towards Wellington.
"My goal was to introduce people to the animal welfare organisations in their community and encourage them to get actively involved."

I tūtaki a Brassett me āna kuri a Jake raua ko Piccolo ki a Tākuta Peter Gilberd, te Kaikaunihera Taiao ki Te Whanganui a Tara, me te Minita Hākinakina a Grant Robertson kia tuku whakamiha mo tā rāua tautoko.

Ko tā Tākuta Gilberd "We've just had an animal policy introduced which encourages people to look after their animals better so we have fewer issues with animals. People like Mr Brassett are just a fantastic support for that sort of encouraging campaign.”

He rima mano tāra te pūtea tautoko i kohi i a rātou, e wha tekau ma ono nga tari whakahaumaru kararehe puta noa i te motu i kitea. Ā, koinei tō rātou kainga.

"The key problems I found animal welfare groups were having is they wanted people to be micro-chipping their animals, de-sexing their animals and making sure they're adequately confined and cared for."

E tautoko hoki a Brassett i te whakakorenga o te hokona atu o ētahi momo kuri ki Trade Me, hei te marama o Poutu te Rangi e kainamu mai nei.

"Legitimate breeders won’t be selling on Trade Me and they will be, generally, making sure that animals have got a home before they're even conceived. If people are looking for a purebred dog look for those sorts of things and look for official organisations that they're listed under."

Ahakoa kua mutu tēnei haerenga, ko tā Brassett ka haere tonu āna mahi whaitaua kararehe.