In LawNews: ‘The law weighs in on animal welfare matters’

Recently the Ministry for Primary Industries released a paper for public consultation entitled “Animal Welfare Matters”, designed to provide an overview of the future direction of animal welfare standards in New Zealand. Its release coincides with a review of the existing Animal Welfare Act 1999which will consider what changes in the Act are necessary to […]

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Minter Ellison press release: Lawyers pro bono work obtains animal welfare conviction

Lawyers pro bono work obtains animal welfare conviction for SPCA Aaron Lloyd and David Tong of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts yesterday obtained a conviction on behalf of the Auckland branch of the SPCA as part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. The District Court at Manukau convicted Alison Freemantle-Pilkington, 57, of Papakura for […]

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Editor, The Solution

In 2009, soon after I graduated, lecturer Peter Sankoff and a group of University of Auckland law students established the Society of Legal Veg(etari)ans, or SoLVe. I offered to create a website and animal law blog for the society: The Solution. When SoLVe was wound up in 2010, my co-editor Vernon Tava and I agreed […]

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