Primary Sector

NZ to ban live animal exports from 2023

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 14 Apr 2021

New Zealand has not exported animals for slaughter since 2008.
Rebecca Howard
Wed, 14 Apr 2021
New Zealand will ban live animal exports by sea by 2023 after a lengthy review, a move that has been met with mixed reactions. “We must stay ahead of the curve in a world where animal welfare is under increasing scrutiny,” said agriculture minister Damien O’Connor.According to O’Connor, the two-year transition will allow affected businesses the time to wind down the trade and adjust their operations. It also provides trading partners and importers with an appropriate amount of time to adopt alternative options.The m...

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