Posts tagged "Meka Whaitiri"

Animal welfare minister ‘disturbed’ by new abuse case

[28 June/The Country] According to Associate Agriculture Minister, Meka Whaitiri, footage of a farmer violently hitting cows was disturbing. She said more animal welfare inspectors were a priority for the government. She emphasised that any bad treatment of animals, regardless of the reason, was not acceptable. She added the Ministry for Primary Industries was investigating...

New rules see fines for owners leaving dogs to overheat in cars

[29 March/NZ Farmer] People transporting sick or injured animals to slaughter plants could be fined $500. Cabinet approved a range of new regulations including fines for people using electric prodders. Fines had also been approved for people who leave dogs to overheat in cars or do not provide them with enough dry and shaded shelter....