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Keeping your goats healthy
Healthy goats have good appetites, glossy coats, clear, bright eyes, and are interested in everything around them.
Debunking rooster myths
Across New Zealand, roosters often find themselves stigmatised for their distinct crow and overlooked in favour of their egg-producing female counterparts, hens.
Raising the bar for animal welfare
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that most New Zealander’s care about animal welfare. And care deeply. We spend vast amounts each year on our four-legged companions and are quick to condemn practices that we feel are cruel towards animals farmed for their meat, milk and fibre.
Spot the difference - animal welfare or animal rights?
The terms ‘animal welfare’ and ‘animal rights’ are often used interchangeably. But they’re actually two different things. Read more about SPCA’s view of what we have in common and what our differences are here.
The animal welfare problem with velvet antler removal
Male deer (stags) grow and shed antlers each year. ‘Velvet antler’ refers to antlers that are still growing – during this stage, they are covered with a velvet-like covering of soft fine hair. While growing, velvet antler receives a full blood supply and contains nerve endings. In New Zealand, deer velvet is surgically removed from farmed red deer (wapiti) and is sold as a health supplement or traditional medicine and often exported.
Why a “Gold Standard” for livestock export by sea is a shameful deception
When the ban on livestock export by sea finally came into effect in April 2023 after decades of campaigning, people in New Zealand and around the world celebrated this significant milestone for animals. However, the Government and animal export industry representatives have been discussing bringing this cruelty back – this time under so-called ‘gold standard’ conditions. What does this mean, and why won’t it work?
Keep animals safe around fireworks
While many people enjoy the fireworks festivities, some animals can become highly distressed by fireworks.
Keep animals safe at Halloween
Happy Halloween animal lovers! Please remember that today can be a little too scary for animals – here are our best pet safety tips.
Animals in emergencies
Recent natural disasters both here in New Zealand and around the world have shown that we all need a plan for emergency or disaster situations.
What does “free range” mean in eggs?
People buy certain brands of eggs for a variety of reasons including; price, brand loyalty, taste, quality, and for ethical reasons.