Govt urged to heed the facts and save the live export trade

Simon Edwards

The government deserves the kudos and international recognition it has gained for its facts-driven stance on handling COVID-19.  Federated Farmers has asked it to take the same approach on the future of livestock exports.

Submissions on the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, which would legislate an end to livestock exports from New Zealand, closed earlier this month.  Feds once again put the case that the trade should be allowed to continue, with a focus on continuous improvement and science-based practical rules that provide clarity and transparency, and are enforceable.

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