NZ Tightens Grip On Export Controls

NEW ZEALAND - This follows a review of policy on the trade, which investigated the treatment and handling of livestock during shipment and slaughter practices in importing countries.
calendar icon 25 October 2007
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It also looked at the potential impact on New Zealand's reputation as a responsible exporter of agricultural products.

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton says the current policy doesn't adequately manage the risks of potential ill-treatment of animals and any economic consequences that might result from that.

He says the tighter controls would not apply to exports of livestock for breeding or other purposes.

Regular shipments of live sheep to the Middle East for slaughter ended some years ago.

Source: RadioNewZealand
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