Farmed animal cruelty is a widespread problem that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is failing to deal with.
Even following exposés from SAFE and Farmwatch, MPI is often reluctant to investigate and enforce animal welfare legislation. This may be because animal welfare is a conflict of interest for MPI, who also represents the interests of animal agriculture. It’s like the fox looking after the hen house!
Footage released by SAFE and Farmwatch has repeatedly shown that, sadly, cruelty and neglect all too often goes hand-in-hand with farming animals.
The only way to ensure that animal abuse doesn’t go undiscovered and unpunished is to have:
Ask the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Associate Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor to separate animal welfare from the Ministry for Primary Industries and allocate sufficient funding to a stand-alone regulatory and enforcement agency.
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We need to strip MPI of its animal welfare responsibilities and create a stand-alone animal welfare regulatory and enforcement agency (a Commission).
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