Resources

Publications, guidance, links and other documents about animal welfare.

Animal welfare regulations and codes

DairyNZ website

Official Information Act responses

Welfare pulse

Welfare Pulse is MPI’s animal welfare publication – for those with a special interest in animal welfare developments in New Zealand and overseas.

Welfare Pulse Issue 26 October 2018
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 25 July 2018
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 24 March 2018
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 23 November 2017
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse issue 22
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 21
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 20
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 19
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 18
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 17
Newsletter
Welfare pulse Issue 16
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 15
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 14
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse issue 13
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 12
Newsletter
Welfare Pulse Issue 11
Newsletter

Publications

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A Culture of Care - A Guide for People Working with Animals in RTT
Brochure
Animal Welfare in New Zealand
Brochure
Best Practice Resources for Lab Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Information paper
Bobby Calf Welfare Across the Supply Chain Final Report Year One
Report
Fit for transport - guidance for drivers handling calves
Promotional materials
Fitness for transport guidance brochure
Brochure
Fitness for transport guidance poster
Promotional materials
How to measure leg-hold traps
Fact sheet
Leg-Hold Traps and the Animal Welfare Act 1999
Fact sheet
MAF Animal Welfare Profile
Brochure
OIE Collaborating Centre for Animal Welfare Science and Bioethical Analysis
Brochure
Preventing downer cows when transporting to slaughter – fact sheet
Brochure
Review of Transition Provisions for the Code of Welfare for Layer Hens
Information paper
Safeguarding our Animals, Safeguarding our Reputation
Information paper
Sale yards not a dumping place - Fact Sheet 2
Fact sheet
Shelter - maintaining the welfare and productivity of sheep and cattle on drystock farms
Brochure

Guidelines

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Adequate Monitoring - NAEAC Guidelines for Animal Ethics Committees
Guidance
AECS’ use of teleconferencing to assess protocols - NAEAC Guidelines
Guidance
Animal Use Statistics – Guidance for Completing Statistical Returns
Guidance
Animals affected by volcanic eruption - advice for livestock, lifestyle block horse and pet owners
Guidance
Application templates used by Animal Ethics Committees - NAEAC Guidelines
Guidance
Avoiding Duplication - NAEAC Guidelines
Guidance
Emergency Management - NAEAC Guidelines
Guidance
Formation and use of subcommittees by animal ethics committees - NAEAC guidelines
Guidance
Good Practice Guide for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching
Guidance
Guide for Lay Members of Animal Ethics Committees 2007 Lay Members
Guidance
Guide to the Preparation of Codes of Ethical Conduct
Guidance
Guidelines for the Welfare of Livestock from which Blood is Harvested for Commercial and Research Purposes
Guidance
Guidelines for Writing Codes of Welfare
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 01: Approach to consideration of draft codes of welfare
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 02: Dealing with practices which might be inconsistent with the spirit of the Animal Welfare Act
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 03: Setting minimum standards where section 73(3) applies [Revoked]
Guidance

Policies & Regulations

A Guide to Part 6 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999
Policy
Commercial Cloning - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Conflict of Interest - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Interpretation of Scientific Community - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Killing as a Manipulation - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Production of Genetically Modified Animals - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Providing Assistance to New Animal Ethics Committees - NAEAC Policy
Policy
Which Animal Ethics Committees should Assume the Approval Role - NAEAC Policy
Policy
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