New poll reveals strength of opposition to factory farming

The majority of New Zealanders support a ban on factory farming, according to a recent poll conducted by Horizon Research. When asked about multiple types of factory farming, the overwhelming response from the public was that they wanted cruel practices banned. What's more, the public even indicated that their feelings were so strong that they could influence how they vote.

The results of the poll include:

  • 76.7% of the public want farrowing crates banned.
  • 71.8% don't want colony cages introduced, on the grounds of cruelty. The majority of the public maintained this position even if prices increased.
  • 64.7% indicated their vote could be affected by factory farming policies.
  • The vast majority, (82.3%), agreed that animals need to be able to express their natural behaviours.

15 September 2014