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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.
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.
Goats are ruminant herbivores and differ from sheep and cattle in that goats are browsers.
Handling goats and goat behaviour
It is best to get your goat used to being handled from a young age, so future visits from the veterinarian or other people is not stressful. At all times, goats should be handled quietly, gently and confidently. Goats will quickly become habituated to your presence and will actively seek out positive interactions with you, when treated kindly and in a positive manner.