Young teen fights for animals rights

Jayden Jameson considers himself a voice for the animals and took part in the Auckland vigil in memorial of chickens raised for meat.

As one of SAFE's youngest volunteers, he spends most of his weekends handing out flyers or getting people to sign petitions to stop factory farming.

The 13-year-old Massey resident is the proud owner of two cats, two dogs, 11 birds and eight fish. It was this love of animals that made him decide to fight for animal rights.

 "My mum and I have always loved animals and I wanted to find a way to help them.

"The ways animals are treated is atrocious. I don't like how people think animals are items," he says.

SAFE is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to defending animals against cruelty and abuse.

This month the organisation has focused on its Don't be in the Dark campaign - aiming to stop factory farming in New Zealand.

Jayden says the farming of pigs in crates and cramming together of millions of meat chickens needs to stop.

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28 August 2013