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Pork Conference Met With Hula-Hooping Protesters

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:41 am | SAFE

Pig farmers attending their annual conference in Wellington today will be met with an unusual sight: protestors with hula-hoops. It is New Zealand’s first protest aimed specifically at fattening pens – concrete pens in which pigs are raised for ... More >>

Leading Animal Organisations Call For An End To Rodeo

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:16 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE, SPCA and Farmwatch have joined forces in a coalition calling for a ban on rodeo, saying it is both unethical and inherently cruel. Concerned Kiwis are urged to show their opposition by signing the petition at change.org to ... More >>

Golden Arches Rejects Cage Eggs

Monday, 13 July 2015, 3:02 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is claiming a victory for the animals, following a change in McDonald’s New Zealand’s animal welfare policy. McDonald's has announced it will no longer be using eggs from caged hens in its restaurants from December 2016. More >>

Death Toll Continues to Climb for Sheep Shipped to Mexico

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:45 pm | SAFE

252 sheep destined for the controversial live export shipment to Mexico died before they even went on board. The animals died in preparation for the journey, recent figures reveal. This is in addition to the 192 animals that perished on the ship. ... More >>

Death at Horse Race Leads to Call for Shake Up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:36 am | SAFE

A horse has died after a jumps race at Te Aroha, prompting fresh calls from animal activists for an end to jumps racing. More >>

SAFE condemns massive live sheep export to Mexico

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 12:21 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation, SAFE is condemning the secret shipment of 50,000 sheep and 3000 cattle to Mexico on a live export shipment from Timaru, the largest cargo of animals ever to leave New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand to ban cosmetics testing cruelty

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 3:34 pm | SAFE

The government has taken a crucial step in improving the country’s animal welfare laws by announcing a ban on cosmetics testing on animals as part of the new Animal Welfare Act. The ban is a huge milestone victory for cruelty free campaigners, including ... More >>

Rodeo fight gets a new contender as season of misery closes

Friday, 20 February 2015, 9:40 am | SAFE

The end of a bloody New Zealand rodeo season this weekend has prompted a new contender to join the fight against rodeo. Global kickboxing and Mixed Martial Art superstar Mark Hunt, also known as the ‘Super Samoan’, has teamed up with animal advocacy ... More >>

NZPork's New Ad Campaign Backfires

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:58 am | SAFE

The New Zealand Pork Industry’s sexist new ad campaign imploring men to "man up” and “give mum a night off cooking” has also led to further criticism of their animal welfare standards. NZPork have been slammed on social media for their ... More >>

Santa’s naughty list shows NZPork in trouble

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:01 am | SAFE

Santa has provided animal advocacy organisation SAFE with an early copy of this year’s naughty list , as it prominently features many animal-abusing industries and businesses, with NZPork topping the list. More >>

Ban the Ham

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:05 am | SAFE

SAFE calls on the public to skip Christmas hams after new, horrific footage of factory pig farming is released. The footage shown on Campbell Live last night is causing an uproar on social media. Last week SAFE condemned the Ministry for Primary Industries ... More >>

MPI confirms: pig cruelty is 100% legal

Monday, 1 December 2014, 10:30 am | SAFE

Animal activists are demanding changes to pig law. This comes after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released a statement announcing that the footage that shocked a nation earlier this year is “insufficient evidence” of animal welfare ... More >>

Government Urged Not To Miss Cosmetics Win For Animals

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:46 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is urging the Government not to let animals down and vote for an amendment to the Animal Welfare Bill. The amendment would ban cosmetics testing on animals forever. The Bill had it’s second reading in Parliament last ... More >>

Hearing for Proposed Mega Factory Farm Ruffling Feathers

Monday, 17 November 2014, 9:19 am | SAFE

A resource consent hearing could condemn millions of hens to torment and misery for decades to come, and animal rights advocates are furious. More >>

Call for event ban after bull riding death

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:09 pm | SAFE

Following the death of a bull at yesterday evening’s ‘Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) event held in Christchurch, animal welfare advocates from SAFE are demanding for the event to be banned from New Zealand forever. “It is absolutely appalling ... More >>

Protesters To Urge Public To Buck Bull Riders Event

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 9:26 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy campaigners will protest against the country’s first 'Professional Bull Riders' (PBR) event held in Christchurch tonight. SAFE and their supporters will stage a colourful demonstration to highlight the cruelty of rodeo near the event ... More >>

Rodeo Code of Welfare ‘Sick Joke’

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:11 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE says the revised Code of Welfare for Rodeos just released is nothing but a sick joke. “Rodeo animals are goaded, tormented and forced to endure needless suffering and gross mistreatment, all for the sake of so-called ... More >>

Former Rodeo Performer Condemns NZ Rodeo Cruelty

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 9:53 am | SAFE

As Huntly Rodeo shuts down for good a United States former rodeo performer and veterinarian is condemning rodeo as ‘inherently inhumane’ in an open letter released today . As the New Zealand rodeo season begins, Dr Peggy Larson has joined with animal ... More >>

Glassons Blasted For Glamourising Animal Cruelty

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:26 am | SAFE

Clothing brand Glassons have found themselves embroiled in another controversy after launching a new advert featuring a girl riding a bull. Animal advocacy organisation SAFE have asked them to remove the ad immediately as it glamourises animal cruelty. ... More >>

Bunnies Offered Protection With New Technology

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 9:50 am | SAFE

SAFE is announcing the spring launch of its “bunny protector” – a new mobile phone app that will help shoppers on the go avoid animal-tested cosmetics products. Suitable for both iPhone and android, the ‘SAFEshopper Cruelty-free NZ’ app will ... More >>

 

 

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