Animal welfare

MPI leads and facilitates the management of animal welfare policy and practice in New Zealand. MPI promotes policies for the humane treatment of animals and is a key participant in the ongoing animal welfare debate.

Animal welfare complaints
Animal welfare complaints

To report cases of animal ill-treatment or cruelty call 0800 00 83 33.

New code of welfare
New code of welfare

A new code of welfare for horses and donkeys was released in January 2016.


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