22 November 2012
Animal Welfare in event of Tongariro eruption worsening
There are no reports at this stage of stock being affected by today’s Tongariro eruption, and there is no indication that it has had any animal welfare effects. However, the NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA) warns that should today’s eruption worsen and begin to distribute significant amounts of ash, it could cause an animal welfare problem if water and clean feed are not available.
Where: New Zealand
Topics: animal health, animal protection, cattle, emergencies, horses, livestock