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Amendment of Codes of Welfare: Circuses, Commercial Slaughter, Companion Cats, Dairy Cattle, Deer, Dogs, Goats, Horses and Donkeys, Layer Hens, Llamas and Alpacas, Painful Husbandry Procedures, Pigs, Rodeos, Sheep and Beef Cattle, Temporary Housing of Companion Animals, and Zoos (Notice No. MPI 1320)

I hereby give notice that, under section 76 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999, minor amendments have been made to a number of codes of welfare and consequently the following codes of welfare have been amended with effect on 9 May 2021:

Code of Welfare: Circuses

Code of Welfare: Commercial Slaughter

Code of Welfare: Companion Cats

Code of Welfare: Dairy Cattle

Code of Welfare: Deer

Code of Welfare: Dogs

Code of Welfare: Goats

Code of Welfare: Horses and Donkeys

Code of Welfare: Layer Hens

Code of Welfare: Llamas and Alpacas

Code of Welfare: Painful Husbandry Procedures

Code of Welfare: Pigs

Code of Welfare: Rodeos

Code of Welfare: Sheep and Beef Cattle

Code of Welfare: Temporary Housing of Companion Animals

Code of Welfare: Zoos

The Codes are available for inspection free of charge from the Ministry for Primary Industries website,, and for purchase at the following address: Animal Welfare Team, Agriculture & Investment Services, Ministry for Primary Industries, Charles Fergusson Building, 34–38 Bowen Street (PO Box 2526), Wellington.

Dated at Wellington this 27th day of April 2021.

Hon MEKA WHAITIRI, Associate Minister of Agriculture.