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New Animal Welfare Regulations from 9th May 2021
As of the 9th of May 2021, there is a change to animal welfare regulations. The changes cover a wide range of surgical procedures, including ones often carried out by the farmer such as tail docking and dealing with bearings.
Tightening up on animal welfare standards – new Animal Welfare Act Regulations Part Three
This article describes several tiers of more serious offences that could result in a criminal conviction and fines of $3000 to $5000 for an individual and up to $25,000 for a body corporate.
Tightening up on animal welfare standards – new Animal Welfare Act Regulations Part Two
Animal Welfare Act Regulations make it easier for offenders of lower grade infringement offences to be fined without the need for prosecutions.
Tightening up on animal welfare standards – new Animal Welfare Act Regulations Part One
Animal Welfare Regulations highlight certain management standards that are expected of animal owners and make them more readily and quickly enforceable.
Update on NAIT
In July 2012, the first stage of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme was introduced for all farmers in New Zealand – even lifestyle block owners.
What to do if you hit an animal on the road…..
What should you do if you hit an animal with your vehicle?
Fencing and the law
The original Fencing Act of 1908 has had many amendments over the years. There was a major main amendment in 1979, and then the Fencing of Swimming Pool Act 1987.
Animal welfare - your obligations
As an animal owner, you have certain legal responsibilities towards your animals, and these obligations are set out in the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Meat sold in NZ and exported from NZ is subject to a number of standards under the Animal Products Act, which ensures that the meat is fit for human consumption.
Bovine Tuberculosis (Tb)
If you have deer or cattle on your lifestyle block you need to make sure you meet TBfree requirements - even if you only have one or two animals.