Framework for action on animal welfare

Find out about the 4 parts of the framework.

Hui identified 4 focus areas

On the 8 June 2018, Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri held an animal advocacy hui in Auckland. The hui was an opportunity for people to come together and have a constructive dialogue about the animal welfare issues that matter to them.

At the end of the hui, Minister Whaitiri identified 4 areas that she would like to focus on:

  • an independent voice for animals
  • strengthening animal welfare codes so that they best uphold the Animal Welfare Act 1999
  • greater transparency across the animal welfare system
  • resourcing, including for monitoring and evaluation, and education and promotion of voluntary compliance.

Based on these 4 areas, Minister Whaitiri has developed a framework for action on animal welfare. This framework will continue to improve the animal welfare system in Aotearoa and place us at the forefront of animal welfare matters internationally.

Framework for action on animal welfare [PDF, 268 KB]

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