Not long now … In the run up to the election MPs and parties have been debating a range of issues – from economics and jobs to climate change and the environment. However, as one of the participants from EmpowerNZ informed us, very few focus on animal welfare policies. If you are interested, check out the following websites:

  • The Animal Agenda Aotearoa summarises each political party’s animal welfare policies and lists 10 animal welfare issues they would like to see addressed in government.
  • SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation), a New Zealand animal rights organisation, also aims to inform voters. They have released a youtube video, ‘Make your vote count for the animals too’, encouraging people to consider animal welfare policies when voting this election. Visit SAFE’s website for further information about animal welfare policy.

Best, Wendy