Articles by: Elise

Live export ship arrives in Napier for thousands of cows without certification

October 18th, 2019
A ship which will be used to carry thousands of cows to China has berthed in Napier without the required export certification. Napier’s Port. Photo: 123rf The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says until it’s satisfied the Yangtze Fortune meets animal welfare conditions, the export certificate won’t be issued.

Animal rights advocates protest as controversial ship docks in Napier

October 18th, 2019
Animal rights advocates gathered in Napier, as a controversial live export ship docked at the port on Monday. If approved by the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Yangtze Fortune will carry 4700 cattle from Napier to China, the fourth live export ship to leave the city this year. Learn More:...

Ship turned away from Australia due to dock in Napier to take cattle to China

October 18th, 2019
A ship under investigation after a possible biosecurity breach in Australia is due to dock in Napier on Sunday to pick up 4700 live cattle to take to China. The live export ship, the Yangtze Fortune, was prevented from carrying 5000 cattle from Australia to China in August, after an...

Comment: New Zealanders crave plant-based products

October 18th, 2019
As more Kiwis crave plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy, animal agriculture industries are pushing back. Federated Farmers are lobbying for plant-based milk to be changed to ‘juice’ and for plant-based sausages to be called ‘tubes’ – but what won’t change are the reasons many of us are choosing these...

Live cattle export on troubled ship

October 18th, 2019
Trade The government review into live exports hasn’t slowed down the trade in live cattle, with China importing 5400 in August and a ship ready to pick up another 4700 about to arrive in Napier. Almost 5000 New Zealand cows could set sail for China next week on a ship...

Concerns raised over arrival of ‘high-risk’ Chinese live export ship

October 18th, 2019
An animal welfare group is unhappy about the expected arrival of a Chinese owned live export ship into Hawke’s Bay and wants New Zealand authorities to turn down its application to carry cattle to China. The Yangtze Fortune is due to berth at Napier Port this weekend, and has applied...

Chinese ship stopped for biosecurity breach heading to Napier

October 18th, 2019
A Chinese ship prevented from picking up almost 5000 cows from Perth due to biosecurity concerns is headed for Napier where it’s hoping to collect thousands of live animals for export. Photo: 123RF The Australian Department of Agriculture is investigating the owners of the ship, the Yangtze Fortune, following a...

Ship with poor animal welfare record due at Napier for cattle export

October 18th, 2019
A ship that has been stopped from taking a consignment of live cattle from Australia to China over biosecurity concerns is now sailing towards New Zealand to pick up 4700 cattle for China. Ministry for Primary Industries animal health and welfare director Dr Chris Rodwell confirmed he was considering an...

Free school lunches should be vegan

October 18th, 2019
Free lunches for school kids should be vegan, according to an animal rights organisation. Last week the Government announced it would start providing lunch for children in some primary and intermediate schools from 2020. The trial will begin in 30 schools from term one, and will expand to 120 schools...

Global campaign urges Wyndham Hotels to ditch cage eggs

October 18th, 2019
A global campaign launched this week towards the Wyndham group of companies urges the hotel and tourism empire to ditch cruel cage eggs. After committing to a cage-free policy in 2017, the Wyndham Hotel Group went back on its promise following a company restructure.

High-risk live export ship due to berth at Napier Port this weekend

October 18th, 2019
The high-risk live export ship Yangtze Fortune, due to berth at Napier Port this weekend, is currently embroiled in an investigation into a biosecurity breach in Australia. The Department of Agriculture in Australia is investigating Soar Harmony Shipping Limited, who own the Yangtze Fortune, following a serious biosecurity breach.

Protesters against animal testing will take on Victoria University today

October 18th, 2019
The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) and SAFE will be protesting at Victoria University’s Kelburn Campus at 11am today over the institution’s use of the Forced Swim Test. The Forced Swim Test involves forcing small animals such as rats or mice to swim in an inescapable beaker of water until...

Daily school lunches should be plant-based

October 18th, 2019
The Animal rights organisation SAFE is recommending the Government provides healthy, climate-friendly, plant-based food in its recently announced daily school lunch trial. The Government last week announced the launch of a free school lunch trial as part of its Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

Animal tests will be exposed at today’s Open Day at Victoria University

October 18th, 2019
Cruel and invalid Forced Swim Tests carried out at Victoria University of Wellington, will be exposed at the University Open Day today, so prospective students can be warned about the flawed and unethical research being conducted at the institute. The Forced Swim Test involves forcing small animals such as rats...
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