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Animal Advocacy

Election 2023

Animal Advocacy

Election 2023

The Challenge

Animals are important to New Zealanders and your vote has the power to improve animal welfare.

We know that animals are important to people. We have one of the highest rates of companion animal ownership in the world, 90% of New Zealand adults believe it is important to protect the welfare of farmed animals, and many of us are driven to protect our native wildlife. Public support is strong for effective animal protection policies.

Ahead of the 2023 Election, SPCA has launched a scorecard outlining where parties stand on eight key issues. The scorecard has been prepared to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and to prevent cruelty towards animals by summarising the position of political parties on the policy issues relevant to the charitable purpose and vision of SPCA. SPCA does not promote or oppose political parties or direct people how to vote.

The Scorecard

Our scorecard lets you know where the parties stand on eight of our priority issues for animals.

Download the Elections Score Card

To read more about the process of creating the scorecard and the full responses of each party, check our background document here.

Keep up-to-date

To help animals this election, you can educate yourself and others on where the parties stand on key issues. Share our scorecard with others, and check the policies of each party.

You can also engage directly with parties – let them know what you think about animal welfare.

Keep up to date with the key animal welfare issues by signing up to hear more about SPCA’s advocacy work.

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