Some great political theatre from Greenpeace yesterday. A bunch of climate activists got up at the crack of dawn, plastered ready-made lawn around the outside of John Key’s electorate office, then put up some wee pine trees and stumps alongside a billboard saying ‘Would John solve this climate crime?’ Looks like a couple of them even got inside a cow suit.
The point of the protest was to draw attention to the conversion of forests to corporate dairy farms, and in particular National’s lack of commitment to stopping this climate crime:
National have consistently failed to meet the mark over climate change and rates poorly on the issue when compared to almost every other political party. We’re calling on John Key to front up to the issue of deforestation for intensive dairy farming.
We think New Zealanders deserve to know where John Key’s commitment to tackling climate change is and how he and his party would deal with agriculture’s growing emissions.
Good luck getting that out of him in the next eight days. But in any case, a good political point and some great political theatre. It seems that despite the Herald’s best wishes our democracy is alive and well under the Electoral Finance Act.
Hat tip: Greenpeace blog