The Bill to ban live export by sea passes its third reading
With your help, passion, endless emails to the Minister, presence at local protests, petition signatures, generous gifts and persistence – we did it!
The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban Live Export by Sea has passed its third and final reading in Parliament. This means all exports of cattle, deer, goats and sheep by sea will stop on 30 April 2022.
SAFE has been working tirelessly with activists across the country for decades to end the cruel and unsustainable export of animals by sea and would like to extend a special thank you to the thousands of people who submitted, emailed, donated, protested and spoke out for the animals affected.
Other countries are now also considering phasing out live export, including Australia and the European Union. We are positive that New Zealand’s ban will have a knock-on effect, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of animals from suffering a cruel fate.
Animals are still at risk until April the 30th – demand an immediate ban on live export
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