NZALA and SAFE secured a massive victory for mother pigs. Help us cement it in place.
About half of pig farms in New Zealand keep mother pigs in farrowing crates. With your help, that’s about to change.
The Government has proposed changes to the pig code of welfare, including a ban on farrowing crates, following NZALA and SAFE’s succesful court case.
This proposal would never have happened had it not been for NZALA and SAFE’s historic court case.
SAFE had exhausted every other option to ban farrowing crates. A 2018 Horizon Research poll found 73% of New Zealand support a total ban on the use of farrowing crate. SAFE delivered a petition to parliament signed by 112,844 people. And still the Government wouldn’t listen.
We were left with no choice but to go to court with NZALA.
The High Court told the Government to go back to the drawing board and draft a new code of welfare that would phase out the traditional use of farrowing crates.
The Government have now proposed two options. Option A would ban farrowing crates. Option B will restrict their use to 72 hours.
NZALA and SAFE’s court case was a massive victory. Now we have to make sure the Government doesn’t water down these new rules.
The wheels of Government move slowly, so to finally end the use of farrowing crates, we need your help.