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Craddock Farms colony cage farm should not be built

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:46 pm | RNZSPCA

SPCA New Zealand says the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland, should not be built because keeping chickens in cages is unethical and inhumane. More >>

SPCA applauds decision not to euthanise Oz the tiger

Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:14 pm | RNZSPCA

Hamilton Zoo has made the right decision not to euthanise Oz the male Sumatran tiger for killing Hamilton zookeeper Samantha Kudeweh, according to the Royal New Zealand SPCA. More >>

SPCA Blue Tick encourages ethical farming

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:02 am | RNZSPCA

Growing consumer demand for humanely farmed eggs and a new animal Code of Welfare will see battery cages for layer hens phased out by 2018, with a total ban by 2022. More >>

MacDonald’s free-range change is plenty to crow about

Monday, 13 July 2015, 2:48 pm | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA congratulates McDonald’s New Zealand, which today announced it will only serve free-range eggs in all its restaurants by the end of next year. More >>

RNZSPCA supports cosmetics animal testing ban

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:07 pm | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA is delighted by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy’s announcement that the Government will amend the Animal Welfare Act to ban the use of animals for testing cosmetics . More >>

Responsible dog ownership is not a matter of race says SPCA

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:39 am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA strongly disagrees with Bob Kerridge’s recent comments in the media in which he links ethnicity with the high number of dog attacks in South Auckland. More >>

Puppy falls from ute and is dragged, owner convicted

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 9:28 am | RNZSPCA

On 3 September 2014, 37-year-old Tauranga man Jarrod Wharekawa tied ‘Temtem’, his 5-month-old Staffordshire Terrier crossbred puppy, to the back of his ute and drove off. Somewhere down the road, Temtem jumped or fell off and was dragged along ... More >>

Proposed caged chicken farm ‘backward step’

Monday, 17 November 2014, 10:22 am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA strongly opposes the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland and calls on Auckland Council to refuse resource consent. More >>

Time to find alternatives to 1080

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:31 pm | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA wants an immediate plan to find a more humane alternative to the use of 1080 poison to control possums, rats, and stoats. More >>

Man jailed for beating dog to death with steel pipe

Monday, 13 October 2014, 2:55 pm | RNZSPCA

A Dannevirke man who beat his dog to death with a steel pipe has been sentenced to prison. More >>

SPCA Blue Tick Accreditation Offers Free Range Confidence

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:31 am | RNZSPCA

Following the conviction of an egg farmer who admitted duping consumers by passing off 2.47 million eggs from caged hens as free-range the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is reminding consumers that eggs ... More >>

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 >>



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