SPCA New Zealand
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Positions - Farmed Animals

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  • Animals for Food
    SPCA aims to work collaboratively with industry and Government to achieve high welfare standards for farmed animals reared for food in New Zealand.
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  • Antimicrobial Use
    SPCA supports the minimisation of disease risk through breeding farmed animals for natural immunity and keeping animals in high welfare conditions that promote their immunity.
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  • Beak Tipping / Trimming
    SPCA advocates for an end to the beak trimming and tipping of poultry.
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  • Bobby / Young Calves from the Dairy Industry
    SPCA advocates that all calves are reared with their mothers on pasture and in stable, long-term social groups.
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  • Breeding Practices
    SPCA advocates for breeding practices that protect the welfare of breeding animals and offspring.
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  • Castration and Shortening of the Scrotum
    SPCA opposes the castration of any farmed animal who is destined to be killed before reaching the age of sexual maturity.
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  • Casualty Animals
    SPCA advocates that farmed animals who must be destroyed due to physical injury or disease must, without delay, be euthanased on site by a competent person.
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  • Cattle (Beef)
    SPCA supports farming practices that allow animals access to the outdoors provided they are able to maintain comfort through unrestricted access to shade and shelter that protects them from the elements, such as extreme temperatures, solar radiation, and inclement weather including wet muddy conditions, rain, wind, hail and snow.
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  • Cattle (Dairy)
    SPCA supports farming practices that allow animals access to the outdoors provided they are able to maintain comfort through unrestricted access to shade and shelter that protects them from the elements such as extreme temperatures, solar radiation, and inclement weather including wet muddy ground conditions, rain, wind, hail, and snow.
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  • Chickens (Layer Hens)
    SPCA supports housing systems that provide chickens with choices to meet their physical, health and behavioural needs.
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