#16 Animal Agriculture
Recognise that intensive dairy and meat farming are environmentally unsustainable and promote horticulture and other more sustainable land uses.
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental damage caused by intensive dairying, particularly to rivers and streams. It is unsustainable for the dairy industry to continue expanding in this country. Protecting New Zealand’s clean, green image and ensuring that tourists want to come here in future means that the country needs to diversity from dairy and meat production. Horticulture and alternative land uses are the future direction.