The New Zealand Animal Law Association is pleased to announce exciting news: we are now a registered charity! Our official Registration Number is CC52465. This means that donations over $5 will now be eligible for a tax credit. You can support our work for the animals at https://givealittle.co.nz/org/nzala.
NZALA has launched a new pro bono project, providing the Auckland SPCA with legal advice in relation to its animal welfare prosecutions. The work involves completing initial file reviews of relevant facts and evidence, and writing legal opinions advising on whether an animal welfare prosecution should be pursued, depending on evidential sufficiency and public interest….
The New Zealand Animal Law Association president, Danielle Duffield, recently commented on animal abandonment and animal welfare prosecutions under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 for Stuff. Read the full story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/72588158/west-auckland-tenant-abandoned-17-cats-with-no-food-or-water
A dairy worker, Michael James Whitelock, has been handed down New Zealand’s longest-ever prison sentence for animal cruelty (four and a half years’ imprisonment and a 10-year disqualification from owning animals). This sentence was given after cows were beaten, and had their tails broken and were shot in the kneecaps, on a farm that Whitelock…