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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.
An animal welfare offender has been disqualified from owning stock for 20 years and fined $7500 in Whangarei District Court.
Although a Canterbury farmer and trucking company are in the clear over animal welfare violations, that is no cause for complacency, warns Federated Farmers.
A series of workshops will begin this month to help dairy farmers understand new animal welfare regulations.
Farmers need to take seriously the transportation of stock and be fully acquainted with the various animal welfare rules on this.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.