SPCA New Zealand
Advice & welfare - category

Position statements

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  • Euthanasia
    SPCA advocates that when an animal is euthanased, the method adopted must be humane, painless, minimise fear and distress for the animal, and must result in rapid loss of consciousness followed by death.
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  • Captive Bolt Guns used for the Routine Euthanasia of Dogs in Pounds or Shelters
    SPCA advocates that when an animal is euthanased, the method adopted must minimise fear and distress for the animal and must result in rapid loss of consciousness followed by death.
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  • Cat Cafes
    SPCA is concerned about the welfare of cats housed in cat cafés and the increasing prevalence and lack of regulation of cat cafés.
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  • Responsible Animal Ownership
    SPCA advocates that animals must only be kept as companions when a person has the knowledge, ability, and means to meet their physical, health, and behavioural needs.
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  • Companion Animals (General)
    SPCA advocates that all animals kept for companionship are provided with suitable shelter, exercise, companionship (where appropriate), veterinary treatment, and food and water to meet their physical, health and behavioural needs.
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  • Electric Shock Collars
    SPCA advocates for a ban on the production, importation, sale or use of electric shock collars due to the pain and distress they cause to animals.
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  • Pinch and Prong Collars
    SPCA opposes the production, importation, sale, or use of pinch and prong collars due to the pain and distress they cause to animals.
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  • Training Methods and Devices
    SPCA advocates for the use of low-stress, force-free training methods, which focus on positive reinforcement.
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  • Dazers
    SPCA is concerned about the use of dazers due to their potential to cause welfare compromise. SPCA advocates that alternative techniques are used to control and/or train dogs, such as reward-based training methods to address barking and other unwanted behaviours.
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  • Extendable Bite Sticks
    SPCA advocates that bite sticks should only be carried or utilised by people who follow strict procedural guidelines, are properly trained, understand the circumstances that are appropriate for the use of bite sticks, and who are at risk of encountering aggressive animals.
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