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HORSE WELFARE -
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
As a horse rescue centre, we are on the front line dealing daily with horse welfare issues, from starvation to neglect and abuse to severe cruelty cases all involving our beloved equine friends. 

It is extremely distressing for all involved to deal with horses suffering from these issues, and our mission is to try to be the voice of the horse, whilst continuing to improve welfare for all horses both here in New Zealand, as well as overseas.

However we have noticed that unfortunately these very serious problems are all across the country, and are not being adequately addressed in by SPCA or any other animal welfare organisations, with horses needlessly suffering due to lack of action, especially in relation to those suffering from neglect and malnutrition. 

This is due to many reasons, some of which is because most of these organisations supporting horses are under-funded, and need more staff and resources to address this growing problem....and that they have no "teeth" to to pursue prosecutions due to weak and lacking legislation to protect these vulnerable animals.

Therefore in light of this we feel there is an urgent need for our NZ government to pay for, and employ, a squad of animal welfare officers as to enforce and address the needs of  horses, as well as other animals as is used in other comparable countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia and USA.

If you agree with this plea we ask that you sign the petition below and pass this link onto all you know for signing too.

PETITION TO NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT FOR AN ANIMAL WELFARE SQUAD
HORSE/ANIMAL WELFARE PETITION
Please type your name in the box below if you support our request for a fully government funded NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE SQUAD, in order to address the increasing shortfalls in animal welfare incidents
Please tell us your email address
Please supply your address
Please tell us anything further info you wish to add to this petition.
What date did you sign this petition please?
Animal Welfare Squad-Why do you believe this to be necessary-tick all that apply
You've witnessed unaddressed animal welfare issues
You don't think SPCA can cope or do enough
You don't think the laws on offenders are working
Animals need better protection from neglect/abuse
Current animal welfare penalties are a joke
Stonger leglisaltion is required in this area
We need to follow suit of other countries
Current animal welfare organizations aren't enough
We need serious consequences for offenders
Animals are suffering right now in New Zealand
The current system doesn't work to protect animals
We need a stronger approach to offenders
We need full time trained staff to address issues
Thankyou so much for supporting this request -we hope this will help to address shortfalls in current animal welfare legislation.
This petition will be added to our pool and sent to the NZ government once we have received a suitable amount of signatures.