New Zealand Animal Abuse

By The NZ Orator | There is disgusting and ongoing animal abuse in New Zealand, and it's widespread. New Zealanders pretend to love animals but the truth is very different!

Yellow-eyed penguins 'drowning' in sea nets face wipe-out, scientists warn

Academics are calling for urgent Government action to help save the yellow-eyed penguin from extinction.

Oceans

Rare bird nest destroyed on Canterbury's Ashley River prompts plea for greater care

A female wrybill bird nesting on the Ashley River, one of just eight pairs of the unique bird found there.<p>Conservationists are urging people to take …

Birds

SPCA exhumes dog from backyard grave to investigate allegations of cruelty

Daniel Burton had tears in his eyes as he shot and killed his partner's mother's 10-year-old border collie Mac, then buried it in the backyard of a …

New Zealand News

Napier cats killed by antifreeze

The Napier SPCA is warning residents a number of cats in the city have died after drinking anti-freeze.

New Zealand News

Woman's beloved dogs die after suspected antifreeze poisoning

Theo, 9, was a "real gentleman".<p>Theo, 9, won't get to look inside his named-santa sack this Christmas, nor will Bella, 7, get to play with her …

New Zealand News

Auckland man sentenced and banned for keeping 600 starving birds in mud, faeces

The birds were forced to walk in extremely muddy conditions without access to dry land<p><b>GRAPHIC CONTENT:</b> A man has been sentenced to home detention and …

Wanganui Riding for the Disabled horses injured after night incident

Two horses are injured after a group of people got into the paddock at Wanganui Riding for the Disabled overnight and tried to catch the animals.One …

New Zealand News

Man who repeatedly kicked mother's pet poodle labelled 'cruel and despicable'

A man kicked his mother's prized poodle so hard it was left with a dislocated leg and ruptured liver.

Crime

Cow screamed during beating, trial told

Carl McNaught is accused of ill-treating animals on a farm near Darfield in 2015.<p>A worker says she heard a cow scream during a beating by farm …

New Zealand News

A SPCA animal cruelty list that makes for a 'horrific' reading

Muffy, the 15-year-old blind and arthritic fox terrier, had to be euthanised after its Waikanae neighbour threw a rock, hitting it in the head and …

New Zealand News

Four out of five NZ bird species in trouble

Eighty percent of the country's native bird species are in bad shape, with some on the brink of extinction, and the environment watchdog is …

Dunedin student deported after he threatens victim, stabs cat

A disgraced Dunedin high school pupil who stabbed a cat in the head flew back to South Africa after his sentencing yesterday.Lander Stefan Schoeman, …

New Zealand News

Vets asked to put down healthy pets

Vets sometimes get asked to put down healthy animals because owners no longer able or want to keep them, the Veterinary Council says.<p>A Facebook post …

Pets

Taranaki dog cruelty case one of the most severe witnessed by SPCA

A New Plymouth dog owner who kept two malnourished dogs inside a fetid-smelling house without proper care for a year has been banned from owning dogs …

New Zealand News

Why a council shooting dogs with bolt guns is 'acceptable'

<b>WARNING: The video in this article contains distressing footage.</b><p>The Ministry for Primary Industries has approved Invercargill City Council's use of a …

Sea Shepherd environmental group offers reward to catch alleged southern serial sea lion killer

Nine fire crews dampening down after fire at a two-storey shoe repair shop in central Auckland.<p>A desperately-ill Kiwi toddler can stay in the country …

New Zealand News

Gray's whale loses its beak from illegal chainsaw removal on West Coast

A Gray's beaked whale that washed up dead on a Greymouth beach had its beak illegally removed.<p><i>GRAPHIC WARNING: Images in this story may upset some</i> …

Canterbury horse breeder David Marshall fails to comply with two animal welfare notices: MPI

MPI asked Holly Farm owner David Marshall to reduce horse numbers on his farm to a more manageable level.<p>A Canterbury horse breeder under …

Dead birds litter Rolleston road

SPCA inspectors removed the remains of more than 50 dead sparrows from the Moore St area in Rolleston on Monday night, but the cause of their deaths …

New Zealand News

Owner pleads guilty to locking dogs up in faeces-ridden house for 12 months

A man will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court next month after he pleaded guilty to charges related to keeping his two dogs captive in a …

New Zealand News

Rangitata farmer used excessive force and violence against cows

A South Canterbury farmer used "repeated and excessive force" and "violence and cruelty" against an unknown number of cows, the Timaru District Court …

New Zealand News

Wild cats take over rural Waikato property

Auckland man considered buying razor wire and installing CCTV after night raid on avocado tree.<p>Dunedin-ites could find it easier to get in the water …

Pedigree Bengal cat shot twice by a stranger on her birthday has leg amputated

ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF<p>Stephen Constable's Bengal cat Misty had to have a leg amputated after she was shot twice by a stranger with a .22-calibre gun in …

Cats

Castlerock Dairies sentenced after 'appalling' abuse of cows

An Invercargill dairy company and two of its managers have been fined by a court after "one of the worst examples of long-term neglect in the dairy …

Agriculture

Nearly 60 native lizards found stuffed in a lunchbox at Christchurch Botanic Gardens

All but four of the 58 lizards, which included McCann's skinks (pictured), found stuffed in a lunchbox in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Friday …

New Zealand News

Woman banned from owning animals after leaving dog chained up

A woman has been banned from owning animals for three years after she left a dog chained up alone for a week.<p><b>GRAPHIC CONTENT:</b> A woman has been banned …

Children sought for allegedly shooting ducks with air rifles

Two young boys are being sought by police for allegedly shooting ducks in West Auckland bush.<p>The boys, thought to be aged 10 and 11, were reported to …

New Zealand News

Fur seal recovery remarkable but will lead to conflict

The fur seal population may not reach into the millions but it will increase markedly, scientists believe.<p>The researchers carried riot shields when …

New Zealand News

New Zealand King Salmon's 'inadequate' biosecurity plan criticised following salmon death investigation

Lesions on a salmon infected by Tenacibaculum maritimum, one of two bacteria identified in New Zealand for the first time following an investigation …

New Zealand