201711.03
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NZALA seminar announced: Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

NZALA is excited to announce seminars in Auckland and Wellington in mid-November. The Seminars will focus on the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. They will provide provide practical guidance in identifying and assisting clients who are in a position where animal abuse is a concern, and tools and practical advice on advocating for…

201708.27
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New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Legislation and Rodeos

A review of relevant legislation and literature reveals that the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (“the Act”) and its Code of Welfare: Rodeo (“the Code”), form the basis for the prevention of ill-treatment of animals in rodeos. The Act is broad in its description of animal welfare, providing for strict liability offences for the ill-treatment of…

201708.27
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Methamphetamine: Not Only Harming Our Communities

It’s no secret that methamphetamine, or “P” as it is commonly called, is one of the major issues facing New Zealand communities today – on an almost daily basis the New Zealand media covers a P-related story. This highly addictive drug is destroying many peoples’ lives and those of their families. We are well aware…

201610.07
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When Your Animal is Harmed

In Pironga, two parties recently had a dispute over a cat which continually entered a neighbour’s property and urinated in their home. The neighbour’s solution to this issue was to shoot the cat. The full story can be viewed on Seven Sharp here: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/if-she-let-us-know-we-would-ve-re-homed-him-neighbour-distraught-shooting-her-cat-video-6492384. Seven Sharp subsequently approached NZALA for legal advice regarding what recourse a…

201409.11
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October issue of Vetscript

The New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) is a new group of lawyers working together through the legal system to improve the welfare and lives of animals. The founding members recognised New Zealand lacked a group that focused on using legal expertise to improve animal welfare. The response to advertisements placed in legal publications for…