New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020
Source: 
The Dairy Site

New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew.

 

Reuters reports that only two of the 43 members and more than 6,000 cattle on the Gulf Carrier 1, which was heading from New Zealand to China, survived. The disaster prompted authorities to suspend live cattle exports and launch a review.

The suspension expires on 23 October, but a conditional ban is in place until 30 November, during which time New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) can livestock exports by sea subject to the new conditions.

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