Posts tagged "Save Animals from Exploitation"

Pet-food firm owner sentenced on animal abuse charges

[20 September/Stuff] Six months’ community detention, 180 hours of community service, and a $90,000 fine were handed down to the owner of a pet food company at the centre of an animal abuse storm. Alan Martyn Cleaver was banned from owning or exercising any authority over animals for five years. Footage of abuse by one...

Govt could appoint commissioner to improve animal welfare

[3 July/Stuff] A commissioner for animals could be possible when the Government attempts to improve animal welfare. Minister for Animal Welfare, Meka Whaitiri, released the framework for action on animal welfare a day after footage of a farmer abusing cows in a milking shed was made public. Ms Whaitiri said New Zealander’s took animal welfare...

Cow cubicle dairy farm tested in Canterbury

[14 August/Radio New Zealand Country] Mid Canterbury farmer, Willy Leferink, is trialling a life indoors for his dairy herd in a bid to stop effluent polluting waterways. Mr Leferink suggests the stocking levels allowed by Environment Canterbury on dairy land, in a bid to protect waterways, are not high enough to enable farmers to make...