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SPCA welcomes passing of animal cruelty bill

SPCA welcomes passing of animal cruelty bill
Auckland, July 2 NZPA - The SPCA has applauded the Government for passing the Animal Welfare Amendment Act, which will see increased penalties for the neglect and ill-treatment of animals. SPCA branches were delighted about the new law, chief executive Robyn Kippenberger said.

Unanimous support for animal cruelty bill

Unanimous support for animal cruelty bill
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Penalties for cruelty to animals have been significantly increased under a bill enacted by unanimous vote in Parlianment today. The Animal Welfare Amendment Act started off as a member's bill drafted by Tauranga MP Simon Bridges.

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health
Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A group of Otago University researchers has told MPs involved in a weight loss contest that they're sending the wrong message and putting their own health at risk.

Head of state bill defeated in Parliament

Head of state bill defeated in Parliament
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Green Party MP Keith Locke has failed in his bid to let New Zealanders decide whether they want to keep a British monarch as head of state or elect their own non-executive president.

Use of cameras in toilets should be flushed

Use of cameras in toilets should be flushed
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The public's right to poo in private needs to be better protected, politicians were told today.

Unanimous Backing For Animal Cruelty Bill

Unanimous Backing For Animal Cruelty Bill
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - Parliament has unanimously supported a bill that significantly increases penalties for cruelty to animals. The Government's Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passed its first reading today, with MPs praising its provisions and saying they were necessary.

Animal Cruelty Bill Introduced To Parliament

Animal Cruelty Bill Introduced To Parliament
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - A bill that significantly raises penalties for cruelty to animals was introduced to Parliament today.

Animal Cruelty Bill Will Send A Strong Signal, MP Says

Animal Cruelty Bill Will Send A Strong Signal, MP Says
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The Government has decided to take over a member's bill to raise the penalty for cruelty to animals, and the MP who drafted it says the decision will send a strong signal that cruelty won't be tolerated.

Govt Takes Up Animal Cruelty Bill

Govt Takes Up Animal Cruelty Bill
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The Government has decided to back a bill increasing penalties for animal cruelty.

Govt Takes Up Animal Cruelty Bill

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The Government has decided to back a bill increasing penalties for animal cruelty.

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