The Animal Protection Society
The Animal Protection Society (APS) is an incorporated society with charitable status set up in May 2006 to provide services and facilities to help animals in need. The Society works towards improving animal welfare directly and via working with other animal welfare groups. We work towards animal liberation. We promote education about animal rights, and fundraise to help animals in need.
Our aims are are radical – we are not just into reforming bad conditions for animals, we are into removing the root causes. For example, rather than trying to improving factory farming practices, we work towards a total ban on factory farming, and rather than trying to improve the regulation of animal experiments, we seek an end to all vivisection
As animal advocates, we promote ethical veganism and vegetarianism. While members, volunteers and visitors must make their own lifestyle choices, we believe that there is a fundamental conflict between trying to help animals and eating them or otherwise exploiting them.
In November 2009, the Animal Protection Society bought 26 acres of land in Otaki Forks, and began establishing the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary.
The Society runs Opportunity for Animals, selling quality secondhand clothing and household goods to fundraise for animal charities. There are now two Wellington shops, at 162 Riddiford Street, Newtown, and 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, and a Porirua store on Lydney Place South, beside ASB and Pricebusters in the open area of Porirua mall. The Newtown shop is open 9.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4 pm, Saturday. The Kilbirnie store is open 9.30 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday. The Porirua store is open 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays (late night Thursday to 7 p.m.), and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Read more about Opportunity for Animals here...
Currently we are primarily fundraising to support the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary. We also sponsor the radio show Animal Rights and Wrongs - every Saturday at 11 am on Wellington Access Radio 783am. Groups we have donated to in the past are: HUHA Animal Sanctuary, the Cats' Protection League, Wellington Animal Rights Network, and the Arapawa Wildlife Sanctuary.
We welcome your support - please phone 04-389 3891 if you would like to volunteer at the shop or arrange a donation.