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SPCA Blue Tick® accredited free range eggs 
22 March 2017

In the wake of the recent egg controversy, we would like to reassure consumers that SPCA Blue Tick approved free range eggs do live up to its high animal welfare claims.

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'Saturday Fresh' RadioLive interview - what does free range mean?
11 March 2017

Ségolène de Fontenay, Business Unit Manager at SPCA Blue Tick® talks with Trudi of 'Saturday Fresh' about what free range means.

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6 things you need to know about high farm animal welfare
24 February 2017

Ever wondered where your meat and eggs come from? A farm surely, but have you thought about what kind of farm, where that farm is, and how the animals are treated?

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Ewing Poultry free range and barn eggs gets SPCA Blue Tick® of approval
14 February 2017

Ewing Poultry, a family owned and operated farm south of Nelson is the latest to become SPCA Blue Tick® approved for its free range and barn eggs sold throughout New Zealand.

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7 things you need to know about animal welfare
8 December 2016

Meeting needs of consumers who are more discerning and marketing savvy than ever before can be an ongoing challenge for the food and farming industries.

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SPCA Blue Tick® Digital Campaign - 'The Chef'
5 December 2016

Renowned Chef and SPCA Blue Tick® ambassador Ray McVinnie is so passionate about high animal welfare, he’s hosting a ‘progressive dining’ experience kindly provided by the Depot, Grill and Sugar Club for four lucky Kiwis taking the SPCA Blue Tick® pledge.

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SPCA Blue Tick® Goodwill Ambassador Ray McVinnie talks with Trudi of Saturday Fresh
7 December 2016

Ray McVinnie SPCA Blue Tick® Goodwill Ambassador talks with Trudi Nelson of the RadioLive 'Saturday Fresh' on all things cooking, SPCA Blue Tick® and being the face of 'the chef' video from the 2016 SPCA Blue Tick® feel good digital campaign.

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SPCA Blue Tick® digital campaign - 'the nutritionist'
28 November 2016

SPCA Blue Tick® launched its second ‘Feel good about high animal welfare’ digital campaign to educate consumers and to encourage them to take the pledge for high animal welfare by supporting farmers...

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SPCA Blue Tick® digital campaign - 'the farmer and the scientist'
22 November 2016

Mindful consumers concerned for the welfare of animals involved in the production of their food are encouraged to pledge to ‘go SPCA Blue Tick®’ to show their support for high animal welfare.

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Feel good about high animal welfare digital campaign launches
21 November 2016

Ever wondered where your meat and eggs come from? A farm surely, but have you thought about what kind of farm, where that farm is, and how the animals are treated?

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The Ultimate Egg & Poultry Co Ltd gets SPCA Blue Tick® approval
07 September 2016

Consumers who want quality eggs farmed to high animal welfare standards now have another option to choose from. Horowhenua producer ‘The Ultimate Egg & Poultry Co Ltd.’ is the latest layer hens’ distributor to join the SPCA Blue Tick® accreditation scheme.

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Colony cages do not meet the welfare needs of hens
08 April 2016

SPCA NZ opposes colony cages for hen farming because the cages do not meet the welfare needs of the animals. Like SPCAs around the world, SPCA New Zealand opposes the use of battery and colony cages for hens and has made these views clear to the industry and the Government.

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Cup & Cake bakes for SPCA Cupcake Day 2016
16 August 2016

Cup & Cake in Queenstown has been busy making animal themed cupcakes and cookies for SPCA Cupcake Day 2016. The cupcakes and cookies were made using SPCA Blue Tick® eggs, which have been farmed to SPCA's high animal welfare standards.

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Ideal Manawatu Home Show 2016
2nd August 2016

SPCA Blue Tick along with Manawatu SPCA had a stand in the taste zone at the Manawatu Ideal Home Show (22nd - 24th July) educating consumers about the SPCA Blue Tick high animal welfare accreditation.

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SPCA gives animal lovers the sweetest reason to bake
01 August 2016

The SPCA is pulling on heart and apron strings for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day, encouraging New Zealanders to arm themselves with a mixing bowl and wooden spoon in the fight against animal cruelty.

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Claire Turnbull joins as SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador
22 July 2016

Wellness author, speaker, nutritionist and busy mum Claire Turnbull has taken on the role of SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador. She joins celebrity chef Ray McVinnie as an advocate for high animal welfare in farming practices.

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Ray McVinnie announced as SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador
19 May 2016

One of New Zealand’s most respected food authorities takes on a new role

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SPCA Blue Tick helps you build more trust into your brand
12 May 2016

Research shows consumer demand for eggs and meat products farmed using high animal welfare standards continues to grow.

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SPCA Blue Tick® accredited free range eggs 
22 March 2017

In the wake of the recent egg controversy, we would like to reassure consumers that SPCA Blue Tick approved free range eggs do live up to its high animal welfare claims.

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SPCA Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Arnja Dale talks with Carly Flynn about SPCA Blue Tick and high animal welfare
01 March 2016

Our SPCA Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Arnja Dale talks with Carly Flynn on the ‘Saturday Fresh’ radio show on Radio Live about...

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Dr Arnja Dale to drive high animal welfare improvements in food production
4 December 2015

Dr Arnja Dale’s recent appointment as SPCA Chief Scientific Officer will contribute to the increased pace of the SPCA Blue Tick’s farm animal welfare improvements.

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Bobby calves must be treated humanely
30 November 2015

SPCA New Zealand is horrified at the inhumane treatment of bobby calves shown in videos taken by Farmwatch and screened on TVNZ's Sunday programme last night.

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Craddock Farms colony cage farm should not be built
25 November 2015

SPCA New Zealand says the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland, should not be built because keeping chickens in cages is unethical and inhumane.

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Food to feel good about
18 November 2015

‘Free range’ is good right? The animals get to roam free rather than being cooped up in cages. Maybe, but…

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‘Free range’ term no guarantee of good animal welfare
16 November 2015

Consumers with an interest in humanely farmed meat and eggs run the risk of being misled by the term ‘free range’, as ‘free range’ does not necessarily mean good animal welfare.

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Ethical farming grabs the ear of retail
24 September 2015

Growing consumer demand for humanely farmed animal products and evolving Animal Welfare Codes has the attention of the nation’s retailers.

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SPCA BLUE TICK ENCOURAGES ETHICAL FARMING
9 September 2015

Growing consumer demand for humanely farmed eggs and a new animal Code of Welfare will see battery cages for layer hens phased out by 2018, with a total ban by 2022.

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Correction on deceptive stuff.co.nz feature story
7 September 2015

As you may have noticed we’ve recently been mentioned in an article in the Sunday Star Times newspaper and on stuff.co.nz. Unfortunately there were some incorrect facts and comments that mislead readers that we would like to correct.

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McDonald’s free-range change is plenty to crow about
13 July 2015

The Royal New Zealand SPCA congratulates McDonald’s New Zealand, which today announced it will only serve free-range eggs in all its restaurants by the end of next year.

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Concerned about pig welfare?
11 December 2014

The Royal New Zealand SPCA says people can buy pork products that carry RNZSPCA ‘Blue Tick’ accreditation if they are concerned about commercial pig farming practices.

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Proposed caged chicken farm ‘backward step’
17 November 2014

The Royal New Zealand SPCA strongly opposes the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland and calls on Auckland Council to refuse resource consent.

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TVNZ says Check your Eggs - Free Range vs Caged
1 September 2014

Prompted by concerns around animal welfare in farming, the SPCA is asking consumers to purchase only eggs, pork, turkey and chicken accredited by the SPCA Blue Tick programme.

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Demand SPCA Blue Tick Accredited Products
29 August 2014

Following ongoing concerns surrounding the issue of animal welfare in farming, particularly in the layer and broiler chicken sectors, the RNZSPCA is now asking consumers to purchase only eggs, pork, turkey and chicken...

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Free Range Eggs
12 August 2014

Following the conviction of an egg farmer who admitted duping consumers by passing off 2.47 million eggs from caged hens as free-range, we are concerned at what may well be a significant knock to the confidence of egg purchasing consumers.

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