Animal Welfare (Commercial Slaughter) Code of Welfare 2010

Anyone involved in the commercial slaughter of animals must be aware of the following codes of welfare. You must comply with the minimum standards in those codes and the general provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (offsite link to

Animal Welfare (Transport within New Zealand) Code of Welfare 2011

These are the species specific codes for animals that are likely to be commercially slaughtered:

Here’s a list of other publications and guidelines:

Page last updated: 14 November 2013