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Former farm manager Michael James Whitelock was been jailed for 4 and a half years and disqualified from owning animals for 10 years after pleading guilty to animal cruelty.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has complimented farmers on their animal welfare management during the lengthy North Canterbury drought.
Massey University professor Velmurugu (Ravi) Ravindran has been awarded the New Zealand Society of Animal Production’s McMeekan Memorial Award, the country’s highest honour for a production animal scientist.
New Zealand has an excellent reputation for animal welfare, which is further strengthened by the passage of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, according to the NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA).
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced a ‘zero tolerance policy’ on animal welfare and will refuse milk from farms showing evidence of animal cruelty.
New Zealand's veterinary profession has a leadership role to play in farm animal welfare, says an animal welfare advisor at the Ministry of Primary Industries.
National's 2015 Budget has allocated extra funding to strengthen animal welfare systems and biosecurity.
A $10 million package over four years will bolster New Zealand's animal welfare systems, according to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.
The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament last week, further strengthens New Zealand’s excellent reputation for animal welfare, say vets.
A Northland farmer was fined $4000 and faces $3000 in costs after being found guilty of ill treating cows.
Trucking firm are coming under particular scrutiny about transporting cows that aren’t fit to travel, says Chris Leach, DairyNZ senior developer - animal husbandry and welfare.