3 August 2015: What do parrots in Brazil, earthworms in the Pacific and chickens in Bhutan have in common? They were all delivered from New Zealand. Almost five million live animals were sent overseas last year, according to MPI, and that’s not counting the insects. Live animal export is big business: according to Customs data, […]Read More
Farming affordable and welfare-friendly eggs for New Zealand
New Zealand has one of the most ideal egg farming environments in the world, being free from many of the pests and disease strains that other countries experience. We also lead the world in many areas of farm practice and animal welfare. The Egg Producers Federation represents all commercial egg farmers across all farming types. The industry is governed by robust standards which ensure Kiwis have access to good quality, affordable eggs produced by healthy hens. Some recent changes have been introduced with the new Code of Welfare (Layer Hens) 2012, leading to a significant advance for hen welfare.
Just four countries – New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland and Austria – are deemed worthy of the highest ‘A’ rating in the Animal Protection Index issued earlier this month by the UK-based World Animal Protection (WAP) organisation. WAP’s overall rankings are based on a wide range of indicators relating not only to farm animals, but also to animals […]Read More