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Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

New Zealand proposes mulesing ban

Written by John Mowbray

Herd of sheep –© muha04, Deposit Photos

WELLINGTON – New Zealand has this month proposed new legislation which would make use of the mulesing procedure on sheep illegal. Under proposed changes set out by New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), the surgical removal of a sheep's breach and tail skin folds would be made a criminal conviction and carry a NZ$5000 penalty for an individual offender and NZ$25,000 for a business or organisation.