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Positions - Animals in the Wild

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  • Multi-Catch Fishing
    SPCA advocates for compulsory regulation of minimum standards for the design and use of all types of fishing equipment, with specific attention being given to the provision of escape mechanisms and other strategies to reduce by-catch of non-target species and protection against the negative consequences of nets throughout the ocean, such as damage to habitat.
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  • Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates
    SPCA advocates that fish and aquatic invertebrates must be treated humanely at all times.
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  • Fur Trapping
    SPCA is against farming of wild animals for their fur.
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  • Hunting with Dogs
    SPCA advocates that animals should only be hunted with methods that minimise the negative welfare impacts to any animal. SPCA opposes the hunting of animals with dogs because of the negative impacts to the welfare of both the hunted animal and the dogs.
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  • Live Decoy Bird Traps
    SPCA advocates for the use of trapping methods that minimise the negative welfare harms caused to targeted and non-targeted animals. SPCA opposes the use of live decoys traps (such as Larsen traps, peegee traps) to trap and reduce the population of other birds because of the potential injury and distress caused to the confined animal.
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  • Wild Animals Killed for Food
    ​​SPCA advocates that wild animals captured or killed for food must be done in ways that minimise negative impacts on animal welfare.
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  • Sea Lions
    SPCA opposes all human activities that result in the injuries or deaths of New Zealand sea lions. SPCA believes that more can be done to protect sea lions and recover the species to non-threatened status. Our organisation is concerned with fisheries activities that impact sea lions, particularly around breeding populations.
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  • Sharks
    ​SPCA opposes the use of shark nets because they cause a significant number of deaths of marine mammals, sharks, turtles, rays and other animals. SPCA opposes shark finning, also known as the “harvesting” of fins. SPCA advocates for a complete and worldwide ban on the sale of shark fin soup and other shark fin products.
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  • Recreational Hunting
    ​SPCA opposes the shooting of animals solely for sport or recreation due to the negative impacts on the animal’s welfare.

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  • Pest Control
    SPCA values the lives of all animals and recognises that they are all equally deserving of protection from experiencing pain or distress.
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