Download Proposed regulations for the transport of live animals from New Zealand
Public feedback is sought on proposals to bring into force amendments to Part 3 (Live animal exports) of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (the Act) by Order in Council by late 2016, rather than waiting for these to automatically come into force five years after the Act received Royal Assent in May 2020.
Regulations will also be made under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to prohibit the export of cattle, deer, goats and sheep (collectively referred to as livestock) for slaughter, except with the consent of the Director-General and subject to any conditions he or she specifies. The proposal to place this policy on livestock for exports for slaughter under the Animal Welfare Act, was consulted on and agreed during the passage of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2015. Feedback is now sought on whether regulations should be made in the second quarter of 2016.
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