Rodeo Animal Welfare

If you have any questions regarding Rodeo Animal Welfare please contact the NZRCA Animal Welfare Convenor Laurie Latta on 03 415 9215



Code of Welfare - Rodeos

The code of welfare applies to anyone responsible for the welfare of all animals being used in rodeos. This link opens MPI website where you can download the code and associated documents. If you would like to receive a copy of the code please contact the Secretary




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Rodeo Animal Welfare

The welfare of animals is of paramount importance to the NZRCA and its membership in order to ensure the wellbeing of all livestock and to protect and enhance the integrity of rodeo as a sport.

 

Every effort is made to ensure the standards required by the 'Code Of Welfare - Rodeos' are upheld and in many instances exceeded. In addition, the practices and policies set out in the NZRC's own Rulebook are consistently reviewed and updated by the NZRCA in conjunction with other qualified persons to improve the safety of animals and to reduce any actual or perceived harm to the animal participants of sport of Rodeo.

Animal welfare is also monitored by independent Veterinarians at every Rodeo event and records are kept and maintained.

If at any time you witness an incident at any Rodeo event that you believe goes against the Code of Welfare of animals the NZRCA encourages you to, without delay, contact NZRCA Animal Welfare Convenor Laurie Latta on 03 415 9215 and/or report it directly to the Animal Welfare Officers or Veterinarian in attendance at the event.

The NZRCA takes animal welfare seriously and will investigate fully any infringements of the Code that are reported to it.

The code of welfare applies to anyone responsible for the welfare of all animals being used in rodeos. The link above can be used to visit the MPI website where you can download the code and associated documents in full.

Also of interest are

Animal Welfare - Codes of Welfare. The MPI page contains a list of links to all the various codes of practice that relate to specific animal species

Animal Welfare - Report to accompany the Code of Welfare - Rodeo. A document that should be read in conjunction with the Code of Welfare-Rodeos

It details:

- the reasons for NAWAC’s recommendations;
- the nature of any significant differences of opinion about the code, or any provision of it, that have been shown by the submissions; and
- the nature of any significant differences of opinion about the code, or any provision of it, that have occurred within NAWAC.
- There are a number of minimum standards where the animal welfare implications are self-evident and require no explanation for their inclusion. NAWAC has decided that it will not provide comment on these minimum standards or recommended best practices, but will provide explanations on minimum standards which it believes are complex or controversial or on which it received submissions with significant differences of opinion.