NZ: Pork Industry Board threatens legal action delaying welfare code

17-12-2009 | |

The new code of pig welfare in New Zealand has had its release put on hold.

This action comes due to the Pork Industry Board threatening legal action, according to a report by Radio New Zealand.
Code reviewed
NAWAC (The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee) has relooked the code following public concerns over sow crates in pig housing. However, NAWAC proposed to release the draft code for public consultation, but last week it received a letter regarding legal action.
Agriculture Minister David Carter has stated that at this point further discussions with the Pork Industry Board is on the table before releasing the draft code.
Source: Radio New Zealand