At first glance, they look like four bubbles in a piece of tissue. But each bubble is a kitten – aborted and thrown in a bin.
It is the last operation of the day in the SPCA’s free de-sexing caravan. The mobile clinic is helping out its Auckland branch this week.
Its executive director Bob Kerridge says [...]
Green MP Sue Kedgley and animal welfare groups are scrutinising the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee’s (NAWAC) new welfare code for layer hens.
Kedgley has slammed the inconsistent nature of the existing Animal Welfare Act as “a classic example of Orwellian doublespeak” and argues the code will do little to improve conditions for battery hens.
Currently hen [...]
Hooli is a friendly four-year-old German Shepherd cross with a shiny speckled-brown coat. She loves food and will eat almost anything.
But her menu is not that of the average bone-burying dog. No, Hooli is a vegan dog.
Veganism is a diet most people associate with celebrity humans such as Natalie Portman and Ellen de Generes, rather [...]
Animal advocates will introduce a new animal welfare code in the wake of recent investigation into the mistreatment of animals in pet stores.
The New Zealand Companion Animal Council is drafting the Temporary Housing of Companion Animals Code of Welfare, which is set to regulate pet stores alongside the established Animal Welfare Act and the Minimum [...]
A new animal welfare code does not go far enough to protect goats tethered on roadside verges, says an animal welfare lobby group.
SAFE campaign director Hans Kriek says the practice of tying goats on roadside verges as a “cheap form of lawnmower” should be illegal.
Kriek says when he worked as an inspector for the SPCA [...]
The latest victims to be hit by the recession are New Zealand’s pets.
With increasing unemployment and a higher cost of living, pets are becoming a luxury many families simply cannot afford.
New Zealand has only been in a recession for a few months, but already the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is [...]
The SPCA is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a number of events, the cutest of which must be the blessing of the animals service at St Matthew-in-the-city.
Bob Kerridge, Auckland SPCA chief executive, says the service, in its 25th year, is the most important event of the year. “It’s a day out of the year to [...]