.....Auckland Council understands accountability
An article in Stuff highlights that no more cows owned by Auckland Council will be exported live. There was outcry after it was made public that the Council exported 26 cows in 2020. The loss of the Gulf Livestock 1 was cited as an example of the risks of the live export trade.
Waitākere ward councillor Shane Henderson said: “We’ve been assured we are following standards for the Ministry of Primary Industries, but people are expecting us to stop. I think as a public body we're accountable ultimately to the people of Auckland.”
Congratulations Auckland Council for understanding what government accountability means and listening to the people of New Zealand.