INDEPENDENT NEWS

NZ Pork supports call for investigation

Published: Tue 19 May 2009 09:19 AM
May 18, 2009
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM NZ PORK
NZ Pork supports call for investigation
TVNZ’s Sunday programme was not representative of the pork industry and we can understand the reaction to the images last night. What was shown on TV is not normal practice.
We fully support the minister’s investigation into the specific farm in question and will fully cooperate.
The pork industry is phasing out long term use of sow stalls. We are more than half way there as an industry. The process will see the time reduced to four weeks which is in the interests of the sow – this is supported by scientific research.
Consumers need choice, like choosing between eggs, some people are happy to pay a premium for free range. Consumers can ask questions about source of products – we would encourage them to do that
ENDS

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Commission Appeals Record $2.25m Fine In Vodafone FibreX Case
By: Commerce Commission
Historic Pay Equity Settlement
By: All District Health Boards
Dry Autumn In Waikato And South Auckland Leads To Drought Classification
By: Ministry For Primary Industries
Barfoot And Thompson Rental Update: Rents Up By Around 3% In Most Areas
By: Barfoot and Thompson
Smeagol The ‘Gravel Maggot’ Leaves Its Rare Mark On The Remote West Coast
By: Department of Conservation
Annual Net Migration Loss Of 7,300
By: Statistics New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media