Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:55

True story

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader, like most in society, believes that the minority of farmers who carry out uncaring and idiotic behaviour towards their animals deserve to be severely punished.

Every time a case of on-farm animal cruelty is reported it not only unfairly blemishes the reputation of all farmers, but also risks NZ’s international standing in our export markets.

Therefore, it is good to see that MPI is beefing up its animal welfare monitoring capability and chasing up any untoward behaviour in this area.

However, your old mate had a bit of chuckle when told about one of the recent calls that came into MPI’s animal welfare hotline.

Apparently, a concerned citizen rang MPI to express concern that a farm was “lambing in the rain” and that animal welfare officers should be dispatched immediately to resolve this issue! 


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