Displaying items by tag: animal welfare

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
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:50

Workshops ahead of new welfare laws

A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand new animal welfare regulations.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

Care about animal welfare

Farmers need to take seriously the transportation of stock and be fully acquainted with the various animal welfare rules on this.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers is emphatic that farmers and trucking operators follow the animal welfare rules when taking stock to processing works, especially as drought conditions reduce animal feed in some parts of the country.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 March 2015 00:00

Keeping animal lobbyists at bay

Australian dairy farmers are working with animal rights activists on the industry’s animal welfare credentials. Dairy Australia chief executive Ian Halliday says farmers are “not out of the woods, they’re in the spotlight”.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

Happy sheep most important

An overwhelming response to a sheep welfare survey of farmers, scientists and consumers shows animal wellbeing is of utmost importance to the Australian sheep industry, says Australia’s Sheep CRC.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

Vets back animal welfare reforms

The vets’ national body says it is looking forward to greater transparency and enforceability of animal welfare standards when the Animal Welfare Act Amendment Bill is passed in mid-2015.

Published in Farm Health
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:00

Glueboard traps banned from 2015

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for any glueboard rodent traps being used or sold next year.

Published in General News

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