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Animal Industrial Complex

Government Agencies

Central government agencies dedicated wholly or in part to animal oppression and exploitation


  • Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Department of Conservation

  • Ministry for the Environment (MfE)

Crown research institutes 

  • Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

  • AgResearch Limited

  • The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited

  • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

  • New Zealand Fish and Game Council

  • Fish and Game Councils (x 12)


  • Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust

Other (Bodies Corporate)

  • Game Animal Council


Public Finance Act Schedule 4A Companies

  • Predator Free 2050 Limited

State-owned enterprises​

  • Animal Control Products Limited, now ORILLON

  • AsureQuality Limited

  • Landcorp Farming Limited


Offices of Parliament

  • Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE)

Big Industry

The largest corporations profiting from animal oppression




Private industry groups formed to influence political and public support of industry

Abattoirs Association of New Zealand

Retail Meat NZ

Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited

Egg Producers Federation NZ 

Meat Industry Association 

Beef + Lamb NZ 

Dairy NZ 

Federated Farmers

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ)

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ)

The Meat Industry Association of New Zealand 

The Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand

Seafood NZ


New Zealand Pork

Greyhound Racing New Zealand

NZ Thoroughbred Association

Harness Racing NZ

NZ Rodeo Cowboys Association

The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching

I Love Eggs

Predator Free NZ Trust


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