@tauhenare The Green amendment which would have stopped the animal testing lost; now you're voting 4 animal testing. Get informed.
— Mark Hubbard (@MarkHubbard33) July 9, 2013
For the record, despite their amendment to take animal testing out of this bill has been struck down, the Green Party is still going to vote for this dreadful legislation. Shame of them. Shame on all who vote for this. There is no one in this awful Fortress of Legislation who represents me, or, apparently, the humane society.
Judith Collins has just put up the below confusing post. I've read nothing to say this is a conscience vote: as yet she has not confirmed whether she is voting for this Bill or not. Can someone please edify me. Is this damned thing only getting through because Greens are voting for it?
Labour reaches new low. Mallard has denied leave for Parliament to sit until Psychoactive Substance Bill passed. More kids brains fried.
— Judith Collins (@JudithCollinsMP) July 11, 2013
In the absence of confirmation from Judith Collins, I presume this means she has a belief psychoactive drugs issued under this new act will 'not fry kids brains'. That is simply nonsense: they will still be psychoactive drugs, that is, mind-altering. At best as harmless as cannabis, at worst, worse. With the difference being she is voting for animal testing for the synthetics. Such a position as deluded as it is cruel.