News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

MAF & RNZSPCA To Investigate Poultry Welfare

MAF And RNZSPCA To Investigate Poultry Welfare Complaint

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) are to investigate an allegation relating to the way that Tegel Poultry destroyed 5000 chicks, unwanted in the egg laying industry.

In a joint statement today, the Ministry and RNZSPCA said:

. ‘Maceration’ (instant fragmentation) was an internationally-accepted and humane way to destroy unwanted chicks and was approved by the RNZSPCA, MAF, the New Zealand Veterinary Association, and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee; . The method was deployed to kill male chicks, unwanted for egg laying; . Using this method the chicks were killed instantly ‘in less than one tenth of a second’; . The issue under investigation was not whether or not the method of destruction was humane, but whether or not it was carried out properly in this instance; . MAF and RNZSPCA staff would be travelling to the Tegel facility in Taranaki and investigating this issue; . Results of this investigation would be available Friday 6 April; . There was no existing evidence that Tegel had breached the Animal Welfare Act.

For more information contact MAF’s Director of Animal Welfare, David Bayvel, on 04 474 4251 or 025 220 9313; or RNZSPCA Immediate Past President Peg Loague on 07 378 7630 or 025 762 824.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland