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Brothers starved horses to the point of death

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 5:19 pm | RNZSPCA

Two brothers starved and neglected a herd of horses in Canterbury to the point where six of them had to be destroyed to end their suffering. More >>

Blue Tick provides humane alternative to ‘factory’ pig farm

Monday, 30 June 2014, 1:11 pm | RNZSPCA

Consumers concerned about the treatment of animals on New Zealand pig farms can confidently buy humanely farmed pork certified by the Royal New Zealand SPCA Blue Tick programme. More >>

Cow’s untreated eye was infested with maggots

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 12:30 pm | RNZSPCA

A Kaitaia farmer left one of his cow’s eyes untreated for so long it was infested with maggots – and the cow had to be destroyed. Anthony Joseph Schluter, 75, pleaded guilty in the Kaitaia District Court to one charge of ill-treating an animal causing ... More >>

RNZSPCA urges farmers to respect blunt force ban

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 2:54 pm | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA applauds the ban on using blunt force to euthanise calves announced by the Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy. More >>

Hawke’s Bay farmer’s neglect leads to death of 29 sheep

Friday, 16 May 2014, 12:36 pm | RNZSPCA

A Crownthorpe farmer was sentenced today in the Hastings District Court for the death of 29 sheep that became entangled in blackberry. More >>

Man who nailed possum to tree to serve jail time

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:10 pm | RNZSPCA

In a case that RNZSPCA CEO Ric Odom described as “genuinely disturbing”, a Whangarei possum trapper who videoed himself torturing several possums to death was today sentenced to prison. More >>

RNZSPCA supports PM’s ban on ‘legal highs’ animal testing

Monday, 5 May 2014, 11:29 am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA congratulates Prime Minister John Key for ruling out animal testing for recreational drugs. More >>

SPCA follow up statement to the HNZ State Housing Dog Policy

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 6:25 pm | RNZSPCA

In response to the RNZSPCA press release today, Housing New Zealand has informed us that there has been no change in HNZ policy regarding dogs During discussions, they assured Ric Odom, CEO RNZSPCA, that while tenants are generally discouraged ... More >>

Dog’s throat cut by $2 collar

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 8:08 pm | RNZSPCA

A dog called ‘Gurly’ suffered for months as the cheap, too-tight collar that tethered her to her kennel bit into her neck causing a deep, 15cm-long wound. More >>

Cupcake Day for the SPCA is here again – Monday 26th August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 3:22 pm | RNZSPCA

SPCA Cupcake Day is a fun way for the New Zealand public to show their support for the more than 60,000 animals that pass through SPCA Centres throughout New Zealand every year. More >>

The Royal NZ SPCA Does Not Condone Animal Testing

Monday, 17 June 2013, 2:43 pm | RNZSPCA

Royal New Zealand SPCA National President Bob Kerridge remains opposed to animal testing despite the recommendation of the Psychoactive Substances Interim Expert Advisory Committee to allow severely restricted animal tests. More >>

Trade Me domestic cat skin auction could lead to charges

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 1:29 pm | RNZSPCA

The recent auction of a domestic cat skin on Trade Me is deeply offensive and could lead to charges under the Animal Welfare Act, according to the Royal New Zealand SPCA. More >>

New Zealanders are committed to Saving Lives

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 4:06 pm | RNZSPCA

New Zealanders have once again dug deep and demonstrated their generosity to the SPCA and their work with less fortunate pets of New Zealand. The continuing results of the Animates Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ campaign underlines the public’s continued ... More >>

SPCA Proud to be Associated with Toyota New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 10:04 am | RNZSPCA

Toyota New Zealand is celebrating 25 years as New Zealand’s best-selling car company by paying it forward and donating brand new vehicles to a number of New Zealand charities for one year. More >>

SPCA Offers Kiwis a High Welfare Option this Christmas

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 3:33 pm | RNZSPCA

The SPCA Blue Tick team has been busy this year adding additional species to their Blue Tick accreditation scheme so that Kiwis can have a high welfare Christmas. Whether you are choosing a Christmas Ham, Turkey, Chicken or just wanting a high welfare ... More >>

SPCA Horrified 1080 Drops Still Killing Deer

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 3:55 pm | RNZSPCA

Recent Reports That 1080 Drops Have Killed Deer In The Taihape Area Have Horrified The SPCA. More >>

SPCA Blue Tick’s Menu at This Year’s Auckland Food Show

Monday, 30 July 2012, 10:58 am | RNZSPCA

The Auckland Food Show (2- 5 August, ASB Show grounds) is the perfect environment for the SPCA Blue Tick to spread the message about humane farming in New Zealand. More >>

SPCA secures 20 Year Ban for Puppy and Kitten Farm Cruelty

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 4:37 pm | RNZSPCA

Former international dog show judge, David Neil Balfour and his wife Daryl Kirsty Reid Balfour were sentenced by Judge Grant Fraser in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday 29 June 2012, for animal cruelty offences which occurred at their ... More >>

Make Life Sweeter For SPCA Animals

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 9:51 am | RNZSPCA

There’s a lot to love about baking – the chance to get creative, delicious smells wafting from the oven, showing off the finished masterpiece... and of course the taste-testing! Combine these with New Zealand’s genuine love for animals in need ... More >>

First Meat Chicken Provider to Receive the Big Blue Tick

Friday, 1 June 2012, 10:34 am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) is proud to present the Rangitikei Corn Fed Free Range Chicken range with its independent ‘SPCA Blue Tick’ of accreditation; making it the first Meat Chicken producer ... More >>

 

 

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