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Ban Live Animal Exports from New Zealand
Petition Background (Preamble):
In light of the disaster that befell 57,000 Australian sheep aboard the Cormo Express earlier this year, this trade has got to stop.
The Green Party and myself have put together this petition to present to Parliament. We want as many signatures as possible from people all over the world.
The picture that I have added with this petition was kindly supplied by People Against Cruelty in Animal Transport (PACAT).
This is for the following reasons:
(1) It is in breach of section 10 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999, which states that the owner, and every person in charge of an animal must ensure that the physical, health, and behavioural needs of the animal are met in a manner that is in accordance with both good practice and scientific knowledge.
(2) Sheep being exported for slaughter overseas endure many weeks of suffering in crowded pens on open decks on ships, and are exposed to extremes of climate and sweltering heat, over-crowding and unfamiliar surroundings
(3) There is a high incidence of death during travel, as a result of infections from overcrowded conditions, sea sickness, the breakdown of ventilation units, and asphyxiation from breathing in ammonia fumes from urine.
The Ban Live Animal Exports from New Zealand petition to New Zealand Parliament and Government was written by Danielle Turnbull and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: zealand, petition, exports, slaughter, parliament, government, sheep, this petition, for slaughter, from new, exports from, live animal, animal exports, ban live, live animal exports, ban live animal