Today we have heard that we have made history for mother pigs.
In June this year, SAFE partnered with our friends at the New Zealand Animal Law Association to challenge the use of cruel farrowing crates in the High Court. This was the first time in New Zealand history that such a challenge had taken place.
The High Court has ruled this morning that the minimum standards and regulations for the use of farrowing crates are unlawful.
Simply put – the High Court agrees that using farrowing crates to house mother pigs is a violation of the Animal Welfare Act.
As I write this, our hardworking legal team from the New Zealand Animal Law Association are working together with the team here at SAFE to go through the judgment in detail and plan the next steps. I will be in touch next week when we have more information to share.
The High Court has ruled that the use of farrowing crates is unlawful.
This is a historic judgment for mother pigs.
From every generous donation, every petition signature, every contact with an MP, every letter to the editor and every share on social media – your support of mother pigs and your belief in justice has had a real, life-changing impact on the way we treat animals in New Zealand.
Chief Executive Officer
SAFE for animals – New Zealand.
WAV Comment – Brilliant News – well done to all the team for getting justice for pigs.