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Women End Hen Protest After "Achieving Goal"

Two women who chained themselves to silos on a battery hen farm ended their protest early because they had achieved their goal, an animal rights organisation said today.

Coalition to End Factory Farming activists Deirdre Sims and Marie Brittain began their action at the farm near Pukekohe, south of Auckland, at 6am yesterday.

They had intended staying there until this morning, and had taken sleeping bags, food and water to help them to pass the night.

However, having spent 14 hours on the seven-metre-high silos, they ended their protest last night, after police agreed not to arrest them for trespass if they came down, coalition spokesman Mark Eden said.

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