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To: The House of Representatives
End the Cruel Live Export Trade
We are asking our Government to prohibit the live export of farmed animals to countries that have lower animal welfare, transport and slaughter standards than New Zealand.
Why is this important?
In New Zealand, we have standards for how we expect all animals to be treated. But when we export animals overseas, we expose them to unknown horrors. As animal lovers, we find the live export trade completely unacceptable.
In 2018, New Zealand exported 2,820,320 farmed animals alive. Day-old chicks are taken to farms that cram chickens into small cages in a way that would be illegal in New Zealand. Cows are shipped while pregnant and are often taken to concrete factory farms to give birth, where they are kept for years to be milked.
In 2003, New Zealand ended the live export of farmed animals for slaughter. However animals still regularly leave New Zealand’s boundaries and suffer many unknown fates. Once the animals are no longer commercially “useful” they are slaughtered. Most countries that New Zealand exports to do not require stunning prior to slaughter. This means that their throats are slit while they are still conscious.
SIGN the petition asking our Government to prohibit the live export of farmed animals to countries that have lower animal welfare, transport and slaughter standards than New Zealand.
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How it will be delivered
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