News Media releases Animal welfare heavy weight calls for a ban on live export – Safe NZ

Animal welfare heavy weight calls for a ban on live export – Safe NZ

September 10th, 2020

In an interview with RNZ Checkpoint yesterday, Dr John Hellstrom ONZM described his first-hand experience seeing New Zealand cattle suffer overseas which, in his view, meant a ban on live export is necessary. His concerns highlight the need to ensure all animals are treated humanely and protected from unnecessary suffering in accordance with New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Act 1999. Dr Hellstrom was formerly Chair of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), and once served as Chief Veterinary Officer to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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