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September 11, 2020 - Newshub

Animal rights groups dismiss MPI live export review as 'stalling'

Animal rights groups dismiss MPI live export review as 'stalling'
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Animal rights group SAFE says the Government's independent review into livestock exports is mere "stalling" and akin to doing nothing.

On Friday, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced a review would be undertaken to look at the assurances it receives when it considers an application for an Animal Welfare Export Certificate (AWEC) required for the export of live animals.

The review comes after the Gulf Livestock 1 capsized and sank off the coast of Japan last week. The vessel had a crew of 43 onboard - including two New Zealanders - and almost 6000 cattle.

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