Stop Long Distance Transport of Sheep for Slaughter

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New Zealand is in danger of tarnishing its international reputation by allowing thousands of sheep to endure the often fatal cruelty of long distance transport.

Five years after ceasing live exports – during which sheep suffer from hunger, stress, disease and often death – the New Zealand government is considering resuming the live trade to Saudi Arabia.

This is a journey of more than 20 days.

Once sheep leave New Zealand, the country's welfare laws no longer apply – those that survive the journey have no guarantee of a humane end.

Please add your name to this letter to the Hon John Key, prime minister of New Zealand. It asks him to stand firm against the cruelty of live export and maintain New Zealand's reputation as a world leader in animal welfare.

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