New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill is now before a Parliamentary select committee. Submissions from the public are being accepted from now until 4 October.
Here’s why I’m making a submission:
- I want to make a difference for animals and having good animal welfare laws is essential to achieving this
- Silence is acquiescence. Too many New Zealanders do not engage and this allows poor legislation to pass. MPs like to say that they voted in favor of the ‘silent majority’
- The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill is lacking in many areas and now is our chance to improve it
I’d also like to see an independent Commissioner for Animals because I don’t think the Ministry of Primary Industries, with its focus on economy and production, can make good choices.
Making a submission online is easy – just click here and follow the instructions for uploading your submission.