17 Sep 2014

Activists target pig and egg farm

2:42 pm on 17 September 2014

An animal rights activist has been arrested ending a political protest at a pig and egg farm near Dunedin.

Dunedin animal rights activist Carl Scott on top of a farm silo tower to protest against factory farming

Carl Scott with his banner Photo: Supplied

Carl Scott from the Dunedin Animal Rights Collective scaled a 20m high silo tower at Bloems' farm on the Otago Peninsula early Wednesday morning.

He hung a banner from the silo saying 'Vote to Stop Factory Farming'.

Other members of the group on the ground held placards calling for the public to vote for those political parties which are pledging to change animal welfare codes. They are the Greens, Labour and Internet-Mana.

Police said Mr Scott came down voluntarily without incident and was arrested for trespass but other charges are being considered.

Members of the Dunedin Animal Rights Collective protesting at a pig farm on September 17, 2014

Members of the Dunedin Animal Rights Collective Photo: Supplied