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

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Welfare Pulse Issue 24 March 2018

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Welfare Pulse Issue 23 November 2017

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Welfare Pulse issue 22

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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

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Animal Welfare in New Zealand

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Best Practice Resources for Lab Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Fit for transport - guidance for drivers handling calves

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Fitness for transport guidance brochure

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Fitness for transport guidance poster

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Have your sheep been shorn yet? - Fact Sheet 1

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Fact sheet

How to measure leg-hold traps

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Fact sheet

Leg-Hold Traps and the Animal Welfare Act 1999

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MAF Animal Welfare Profile

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OIE Collaborating Centre for Animal Welfare Science and Bioethical Analysis

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Preventing downer cows when transporting to slaughter – fact sheet

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Review of Transition Provisions for the Code of Welfare for Layer Hens

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Safeguarding our Animals, Safeguarding our Reputation

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Sale yards not a dumping place - Fact Sheet 2

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Guidelines

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Animal Use Statistics – Guidance for Completing Statistical Returns

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Guidance

Good Practice Guide for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching

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Guide for Lay Members of Animal Ethics Committees 2007 Lay Members

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Guide to the Preparation of Codes of Ethical Conduct

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Guidance

Guidelines for the Welfare of Livestock from which Blood is Harvested for Commercial and Research Purposes

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Guidance

Guidelines for Writing Codes of Welfare

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Guidance

NAWAC guideline 01: Approach to consideration of draft codes of welfare

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Guidance

NAWAC guideline 02: Dealing with practices which might be inconsistent with the spirit of the Animal Welfare Act

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NAWAC guideline 03: Setting minimum standards where section 73(3) applies [Revoked]

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NAWAC guideline 04: Process for the development of codes of welfare

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NAWAC guideline 05: Role of science in setting animal welfare standards

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NAWAC guideline 06: Wider issues relevant to setting minimum standards

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NAWAC guideline 07: Taking account of society’s ethical values, technical viewpoints and public opinion

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NAWAC guideline 08: Balancing animal welfare needs

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Guidance

NAWAC guideline 09: Assessing the welfare performance of restraining and kill traps

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Guidance

NAWAC guideline 10: Phasing out one animal management system in favour of another

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