Extending the Live Export Ban

The Animal Justice Party of Aotearoa NZ (AJP) believes the live export of animals is detrimental to the well-being of animals being transported. There has been significant success with the amendment of The Animal Welfare Act 1999 ensuring that no livestock will be exported by sea after April 2023. However, there are parties and organisations looking to repeal this amendment. AJP is committed to campaigning against any repeals that will reinstate live export by sea.

AJP will campaign for an amendment to include animals that are exported by air; except for specific cases such as companion animals being relocated or relocation for conservation efforts. Not only are the transportation methods often dangerous, cramped and not up to the standards defined in The Animal Welfare Act 1999, we have no control over the management or care of animals once they reach their destination country. This allows for the treatment of animals we have raised and transported, to be substandard and not in accordance with our animal welfare laws and codes.

The full policy for Extending the Live Export Ban can be found here