NZ passes bill to end livestock exports by April 2023

The passing of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill means livestock exports from NZ will stop on 30 April 2023.

It confirms an earlier decision passed in April 2021. NZ Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor (left) said the passing of a Bill will “protect New Zealand’s reputation for world-leading animal welfare standards”.

“The future-proofs our economic security amid increasing consumer scrutiny across the board on production practices,” Damien O’Connor said.

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