New Slaughter Law in New Zealand
A new law in New Zealand requires all animals commercially
slaughtered to be stunned first. Also, the requirement for stunning
will be extended to the slaughter of crustaceans, such as by
freezing, so the practice of dropping live crayfish in boiling water
will no longer be permitted.
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New Standards for Animal Slaughter Take Effect
This new minimum requirement in New Zealand is a big step toward
reducing the suffering of farmed animals. Most people believe that
farmed animals do not suffer during the slaughter practice; however,
even pre-stunning (which doesn’t occur all the time) animals can
sense their fate and suffer emotionally and physically by their
handling. The only effective way to reduce animal suffering is to
transition to a compassionate diet: a plant-based one.