It is disappointing that the Green Party has a profound difficulty in understanding and accepting the inalienable right to life of every human being from conception. The Party commendably upholds the right to life of dairy calves but not that of innocent and defenceless unborn children. Are dairy calves more valuable and important than our own unborn children? At the moment of conception every human being is conferred by the Creator with a right to life, this right is inalienable and universal. Dairy calves also have a right to life but not comparable to a human beings right to life, they deserve respect as party of God’s creation.
The Green Party Animal Welfare spokesperson, Sue Kedgley, on the 2nd August in a media release stated, that the Minister of Agriculture should ban “this inhumane and cruel practice” in the dairy industry of inducing cows to give birth to premature calves. Why is it that the Green Party strongly opposes a drug used to abort dairy calves and yet approves of the abortion murder pill, RU 486 used in the inhumane and cruel practice of killing unborn babies by starvation in the first nine weeks of life?