SAFE will be presenting this petition to Parliament on 24 October. This date marks 16 years since the Cormo Express disaster that saw 6,000 sheep die on an Australian shipment, and led to the New Zealand Government banning the live export of animals for slaughter in 2003.
But millions of animals are still exported each year through legal loopholes. We need the Government to close the loopholes, and that is why your signature is so important.
If you're in Wellington, please join us at the handover at 12.50pm on Thursday 24 October. Click 'going' and get updates on our Facebook event ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/539914043477008/
To: The House of Representatives
End the Cruel Live Export Trade
This campaign has ended.
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
SAFE will present the petition to the House of Representatives.