[2 August/ Stuff]

The Ministry for Primary Industries is deciding whether to investigate graphic footage, posted online by known Hawkes’ Bay Isis supporter Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga, of sheep having their throats cut. The video footage showed a man laughing as a sheep was slaughtered at Fresh Meats NZ Ltd in Napier. Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga founded the Islamic State of Aotearoa in 2014. Fresh Meats said an unnamed employee denied accusations of having terrorist group links or being a security risk. Fresh Meats added that they would investigate all allegations and work with NZ authorities, however, have determined the slaughter process was compliant with strict Halal and NZ animal welfare protocols.