Mulesing

Mulesing

Policy type: Policy
Status: Current
Manual reference: 6a
Date ratified: May 2018


Policy

The NZVA believes that mulesing is an unacceptable procedure and does not condone the use of the procedure in New Zealand under any circumstances. Whilst the practice may have been justifiable historically, Merino farmers today have other practical options available to minimise the risk of fly strike.

From October 2018, it is an offence against the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to mules an animal.