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Dr Anne Galloway on live animal shipments

John Kerr posted in on June 19th, 2015.

The government hasn’t been upfront about the international transport of livestock, according to Dr Anne Galloway, a senior lecturer in design anthropology at Victoria University Wellington. She offers her thoughts on the shipment of live animals in the opinion pages of the Dominion Post. An excerpt (read in full here): Time to come clean on […]

Listener: The harm on the farm

Peter Griffin posted in on July 11th, 2014.

The New Zealand Listener’s latest editorial looks at the issue of animal welfare in New Zealand, particularly in the pork industry. An excerpt: (read in full here) Continuing revelations of cruel treatment of pigs in some New Zealand piggeries are a matter of concern on so many fronts politicians should be falling over themselves to […]

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‘Legal highs’ and animal testing – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 2nd, 2014.

New psychoactive substances laws require manufacturers to provide evidence that their product poses a ‘low risk’ to consumers before they can market it. Can they do it without animal testing? In the debate over the current legal status of novel psychoactive substances, questions have been raised over the ethics of using animal testing to prove […]

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