Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:57

Vets comfy with sheep shipments

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).

Published in Farm Health

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced a ‘zero tolerance policy’ on animal welfare and will refuse milk from farms showing evidence of animal cruelty.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

Vets must lead on farm animal welfare

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.

Published in Farm Health

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.

Published in General News

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament last week, further strengthens New Zealand’s excellent reputation for animal welfare, say vets.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:03

Cows die as farmer works elsewhere

A Northland farmer was fined $4000 and faces $3000 in costs after being found guilty of ill treating cows.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 May 2015 00:00

Close eye on animal truckers

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.

Published in General News

Extremist animal welfare group PETA’s campaign (Rural News, April 21) against the Australian wool industry has led to a number of advocacy groups in the sector taking action against its misleading promotion.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 01 May 2015 09:40

Farmer gets 20-year ban

An animal welfare offender has been disqualified from owning stock for 20 years and fined $7500 in Whangarei District Court.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 20 April 2015 14:07

Farmer cleared of welfare violations

Although a Canterbury farmer and trucking company are in the clear over animal welfare violations, that is no cause for complacency, warns Federated Farmers.

Published in Farm Health

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