National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee reviews and reports

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) carries out animal welfare reviews and compiles advice. Read reports from past reviews.

NAWAC annual reports

NAWAC produces an annual report which covers all of its operations for the year, including work on codes of welfare and regulations, and updates on research.

Download the latest NAWAC annual report [PDF, 442 KB]

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Find out about NAWAC

NAWAC submission on review of livestock exports

NAWAC submission on livestock exports [PDF, 99 KB]

NAWAC report on the use of snares

NAWAC proposal to regulate the sale and use of snares – May 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

NAWAC reports on greyhound racing

NAWAC greyhounds update – June 2019 [PDF, 999 KB]

NAWAC greyhounds update – April 2019 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

NAWAC greyhounds update – December 2017 [PDF, 953 KB]

NAWAC report on New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association Incorporated's implementation of greyhound welfare reforms to date – 30 August 2016 [PDF, 139 KB]

NAWAC opinion on animal welfare issues associated with selective breeding [PDF, 8.1 MB]

NAWAC report on rodeos

Advice letter to Government from NAWAC about rodeo animal welfare [PDF, 156 KB]

Rodeo events – How do they impact the sentient animal? – Report [PDF, 1 MB]

NAWAC review on pig crates

2016 review of the use of farrowing crates for pigs in New Zealand [PDF, 153 KB]

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