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Slaughtering animals and disposing of animal remains
Slaughter of livestock
Slaughter of livestock is allowed only on properties larger than 4000 square metres.
Livestock animals include:
Slaughter of poultry
Slaughter of small poultry is allowed on all properties.
Controls around the slaughter of animals
There are strict controls around the slaughter of animals.
Any person slaughtering animals must comply with the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to ensure the animal does not suffer unreasonable or unnecessary pain or distress.
Animal slaughter can be carried out by a registered vet or official complying with the:
Disposing of animal remains
You may not leave animal remains on any land. This creates a risk to public health and safety.
You must dispose of animal remains in accordance with the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012.
|Apply for an animal management licence||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/apply-for-an-animal-management-licence||Apply for an animal management licence||Find whether you need an animal management licence, what you'll need to apply, and apply and pay for your licence online, in person, or by post.||Guide||aspx||Animals
|Animal Management Bylaw 2015||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/animal-management-bylaw.aspx||Animal Management Bylaw 2015||This bylaw promotes responsible animal ownership and interactions. It includes rules about being a good neighbour, keeping bees and chickens, hunting, feeding wild animals, animals in public places and riding horses in public.||aspx||Bylaw|
|Check if you can keep livestock on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/check-if-you-can-keep-livestock-on-your-property.aspx||Check if you can keep livestock on your property||Find out where you can keep livestock and the rules that cover keeping livestock in urban and rural areas.||aspx||Animals
|Report wandering and missing livestock||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/report-wandering-and-missing-livestock.aspx||Report wandering and missing livestock||How to report missing or lost livestock sighted on state highways and Auckland motorways.||aspx||Animals
|Where livestock can graze||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/where-livestock-can-graze.aspx||Where livestock can graze||What you'll need to graze your livestock on public parks or road reserves.||aspx|
|Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/your-legal-responsibilities-when-keeping-livestock.aspx||Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock||The legal responsibilities (under the Animal Management 2015 bylaw) that must be fulfilled when keeping livestock.||aspx||Animals