The scale of suffering faced by animals in New Zealand, particularly farmed animals, is immense – but we are driving positive change at an immense scale too. Stand with us as we demand change for animals in Aotearoa.
Farmed animal cruelty is a widespread problem that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is failing to deal with. Animals need an independent body that will enforce our laws.
Most of the bacon, ham and pork eaten by New Zealanders comes from pigs kept in cruel, intensive, production systems.
Close to three million hens live short and cruel lives crammed inside wire cages to produce eggs.
While fish may seem so different to us and other mammals, they are animals that deserve our respect as much as any other. It is time to let them off the hook.
In New Zealand we love animals, and we value our natural environment. There is a future for New Zealand where both these values can be realised, but it means we need to end the use of feedlots.
Sick and deformed (SAD) chickens are bred for extremely fast growth. This leads to severe health problems including heart failure and lameness, which leaves huge numbers of them in chronic pain and with reduced ability to move.
Many people now know about the suffering of caged hens and pigs in factory farms, but did you know turkeys and ducks are also intensively reared?
In the 2018-19 rodeo season, more volunteers than ever before turned out to protest against animal cruelty. More news stories and opinion pieces have been published condemning rodeos.
Animals suffer and die in the New Zealand greyhound racing industry. Dogs are injured on the track and often killed, as their injuries will prevent them from racing again.
Every year during duck shooting season our peaceful, beautiful wetlands are disturbed by the sounds of gunfire, accompanying the death and injury of huge numbers of birds.
While some research is non invasive, many experiments in this country involve extreme cruelty.
Sheep are very intelligent animals and are capable of problem solving. They are nearly as clever as pigs, who are smarter than dogs.
New Zealand is proud of its clean, green image. But our waterways, land and reputation are under threat from factory farming.
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