Resources

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

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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 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
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Welfare Pulse Issue 20
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Welfare Pulse Issue 19
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Welfare Pulse Issue 18
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Welfare Pulse Issue 17
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Welfare pulse Issue 16
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Welfare Pulse Issue 15
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Welfare Pulse Issue 14
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Welfare Pulse issue 13
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Welfare Pulse Issue 12
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Welfare Pulse Issue 11
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Welfare Pulse Issue 10
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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
Disbudding and dehorning hurts - get it right!
Fact sheet
Fit for transport - guidance for drivers handling calves
Promotional materials
Fitness for transport guidance brochure
Brochure
Fitness for transport guidance poster
Promotional materials
Have your sheep been shorn yet? - Fact Sheet 1
Fact sheet
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

Guidelines

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Animal Use Statistics – Guidance for Completing Statistical Returns
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
NAWAC guideline 04: Process for the development of codes of welfare
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 05: Role of science in setting animal welfare standards
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 06: Wider issues relevant to setting minimum standards
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 07: Taking account of society’s ethical values, technical viewpoints and public opinion
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 08: Balancing animal welfare needs
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 09: Assessing the welfare performance of restraining and kill traps
Guidance
NAWAC guideline 10: Phasing out one animal management system in favour of another
Guidance
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