NEW ZEALAND, Wellington. The Ministry for Primary Industries is developing nearly 50 new animal welfare regulations this year. The 46 new rules follow the stricter bobby calf regulations introduced last year after several cases of abuse were filmed by SAFE and Farmwatch. This is reported by Radio New Zealand.
The Minister, Nathan Guy, said the changes would give the Animal Welfare Act more teeth. Most of the new regulations would come into force next October, but he said some would take more time.The regulations also cover the way animals are accounted for in research, testing and teaching.