Like much of the rest of the world, New Zealand is in lockdown because of Covid-19. Only the ‘essential’ services continue. The New Zealand government has stated that slaughterhouses are an essential service.
In this article End Animal Slaughter contributor Dr Lynley Tulloch, and Editor Sandra Kyle, write that not only are slaughterhouses not essential, it is time to close them down permanently. If breeding, slaughtering, and eating animals is not called to a halt, the appearance of deadly zoonotic diseases and other pathogens will increase at an unprecedented rate.