Peking Duk Blasts Australian Government for Blocking Pill-Testing Kits

Maclay Heriot
Peking Duk

Adam Hyde of Peking Duk -- the Australian electronic duo comprised of Hyde and Reuben Styles -- criticized the Australian government for failing to legalize the introduction of pill-testing kits at music festivals.

Hyde spoke to the Herald Sun to chastise the officials for opposing the kits, which would allow individuals to test recreational pills to see if "particular drugs" are present and avoid dangerous substances.

“A lot of kids out there are going to take drugs no matter what, which means young people are taking pills when they have no idea what is actually in them,” said Hyde.

“We see a lot of young kids at festivals who are out of their minds and it’s just a really dark scene,” he continued. “Pill testing makes sense, it makes for a better environment and better control over the situation.”

Arguments to make the kits available ramped up again on New Year’s Day in Australia after one man died and two others were placed on life-support after taking an unknown drug at a party. 


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