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Action

Grab some chalk and fill your footpaths and driveway* with kind messages.

 

*If you think your driveway is a risky place to chalk, consider the footpath or other safe, paved areas.

 

Why

Animals deserve to be free – spread the word!

 

Detail

Some ideas on phrases to chalk:

  • Animals are here with us, not for us #banforcedswimtest
  • Imagine a world where all are free… #banfactoryfarming
  • Pet me, don’t bet on me! #bangreyhoundracing
  • Eat beans, not beings! Go vege for the animals!
  • Be kind to all kinds
  • Together we can make Aotearoa a better place for animals! #safeanimalsquad

What you'll need

Chalk
A dry footpath

Instructions

  • Before you hit the pavement, search for some pictures and phrases for inspiration.
  • Make sure you keep safe by:
    • Letting your parents know that you will be on the driveway.
    • If you have a gate, making sure it is closed, and trying not to work too close to the fence line or behind any parked cars – it is important that you can be seen by anyone using the driveway.
    • Getting permission from your neighbours if you have a shared driveway.

If you think your driveway is a risky place to chalk, consider the footpath or other safe, paved areas.

  • Get chalking and have fun!
  • Make sure you snap a picture of your work and share it in the link above.

 

Top tips:

  • Using bright colours and bold lines are great ways to get your work to stand out.
  • Check the weather forecast – if you want your chalk to last as long as possible, make sure there is no rain coming. The rain will wash away your work.
  • Want to spread the word to everyone? Go public! If you do want to chalk in a public place, such as an outdoor mall or park, make sure you get permission from mall management or your local council before you begin.