201908.18
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New Zealand Animal Law Conference 2019

** Further Speaker Announcement** Jonathan Balcombe – What a Fish Knows Dr Jonathan Balcombe is a biologist with a PhD in ethology, the study of animal behaviour. He is a former Department Chair for Animal Studies for the Humane Society University, and Director of Animal Sentience for The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy….

201902.28
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Fair Trading Act and Animal Welfare

Following demand from our successful Auckland seminar, NZALA is hosting a Wellington event on the Fair Trading Act and Animal Welfare. Tickets are $15 for NZALA members ($30 for non-members)      More and more producers today make representations about the treatment of animals in the course of making their products. If you have ever wondered what…

201811.07
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New Zealand Animal Law Association files criminal charges against rodeo cowboy

The New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) has filed criminal charges against a rodeo cowboy for using an electric shocker on calves and cattle at Northland rodeo events. The events, captured in footage broadcast on Checkpoint with John Campbell, were investigated last year by MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries). The investigator confirmed that criminal offences…

201805.10
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Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence – A Panel Event

NZALA is hosting a panel seminar event on the Link between animal abuse and domestic violence. The seminar is open to the public, and will be particularly helpful for family, criminal and prosecution lawyers, and professionals working with domestic violence issues. The seminar features: Anita Killeen who is published extensively and has lobbied parliament for…

201803.21
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NZALA Press Release; “Rodeo is Illegal”

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RODEO IS ILLEGAL, SAY ANIMAL LAWYERS Rodeo is illegal under the Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Welfare (Rodeos) Code of Welfare is legally flawed, says a report published today by the New Zealand Animal Law Association. Report author, Barrister Catriona MacLennan, said the act protected animals from ill-treatment and required their needs to be…

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…