Oh this is just hilarious. Some animal rights wowsers complained about an idea to have a running of the lambs down Queen Street:

Real New Zealand Festival organisers wanted to run about 1000 lambs from Aotea Square to Queens Wharf at lunchtime just days before the rugby World Cup final on October 17.

The run was canned when the SPCA complained it went against “humane principles”.

How’d that work out then?

Organiser Steve Hollander this morning said most of the lambs that were going to participate in the event had been sent to the meatworks.

They would have been kept alive for at least two extra months if the run had not been called off, he said.

“Right now they’d still be alive. They’d be getting ready for their run down Queen Street and I think they’d be having a good time.”

“Taking them down Queen Street would probably have been the day of their lives and would have prolonged their lives for two months.”

Makes you wonder about the wisdom of bleating about “humane principles” for stupid lambs.