Steps to developing a code

Codes of welfare expand on the Animal Welfare Act 1999. They are developed by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and are issued by the Minister for Primary Industries. Read the 5 steps NAWAC follows to develop a code of welfare.


NAWAC's role

Codes of welfare are developed by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), not MPI.

The Animal Welfare Act sets out the requirements NAWAC must follow when developing a code of welfare.

Five steps

There are 5 steps for developing a code of welfare.

Who to contact

If you have questions about developing codes of welfare, email nawac@mpi.govt.nz.

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