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04 April 2001
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) are to investigate an allegation relating to the way that Tegel Poultry destroyed 5000 chicks, unwanted in the egg laying industry.
In a joint statement today, the Ministry and RNZSPCA said:
For more information contact MAF's Director of Animal Welfare, David Bayvel, on 04 474 4251 or 025 220 9313; or RNZSPCA Immediate Past President Peg Loague on 07 378 7630 or 025 762 824.