#7 Intensive Farming

Seven - Abolish all intensive farming in New Zealand by 1 January 2017, including sow stalls, farrowing crates, hen battery cages and "enriched" cages.
New Zealand law allows millions of pigs and hens to be farmed in sow stalls and battery cages, spending their entire lives confined to tiny spaces and suffering immense physical and psychological pain. Such animals have no opportunity to display normal patterns of behaviour. Pictures of the conditions in which pigs and hens are kept are a stain on our international reputation and jeopardise our clean, green image. There is no need for animals to be treated in this way. New Zealand should outlaw such cruel practices. There are now moves to factory farm cows inside in New Zealand. Let's stop this before it starts.