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To: The House of Representatives

End the Cruel Live Export Trade

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.

READ about SAFE's call to end live export:
http://bit.ly/LiveExportReview

WATCH to learn about the animal welfare disaster in Sri Lanka:
http://bit.ly/LiveExportVideo

DONATE to help our petition grow:
http://bit.ly/DonateLiveExport

By signing this petition your information will be shared with SAFE who will get in contact from time to time about this campaign and others. You are free to opt out at anytime.

How it will be delivered

SAFE will present the petition to the House of Representatives.


Reasons for signing

  • I am ashamed to live in a country with such poor animal welfare standards.
  • The live shipping is cruel, and we have no idea of the conditions these animals are being sent to.
  • Heart breaking. Go vegan!

Updates

2019-08-01 11:11:52 +1200

The Government have approved a shipment of over 5,000 cows from Napier to China, despite that it is currently reviewing live export.
SAFE will be outside the Napier Port on Sunday (4 August) to protest this shipment. If you're in the area please join us - https://www.facebook.com/events/818237861903167/

2019-07-02 20:39:18 +1200

10,000 signatures reached

2019-06-15 01:17:58 +1200

5,000 signatures reached

2019-06-13 11:04:01 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2019-06-13 08:26:11 +1200

500 signatures reached

2019-06-12 13:52:28 +1200

100 signatures reached

2019-06-12 10:14:50 +1200

50 signatures reached

2019-06-12 09:22:30 +1200

25 signatures reached

2019-06-12 09:05:45 +1200

10 signatures reached