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DCANZ supports investigation into possible legal breaches

DCANZ supports investigation into possible Mycoplasma bovis related legal breaches


28 March 2018

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) says it would be deeply concerning if any legal breaches contributed to the arrival of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand.

“Biosecurity rules are in place for good reason and there is absolutely no excuse not to follow them” says DCANZ Executive Director Kimberly Crewther. “DCANZ supports MPI conducting a full investigation into any alleged legal breaches. We will also support MPI taking strong compliance action if the current investigation determines there is cause for this to occur”.

The arrival of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand, and the subsequent biosecurity response, has had a significant impact on many people and animals. If not eradicated Mycoplasma bovis will have long-term costs for both farmers and regions.

Biosecurity is important to New Zealand’s economy as a whole and New Zealanders’ way of life. The absence of many pests and diseases that are present elsewhere in the world makes New Zealand a special place to live and underpins successful agriculture, horticulture and tourism industries. It is important that we all take biosecurity protection for New Zealand seriously.

ENDS


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