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Rodeo sponsors withdraw support following brutal footage

Friday, 27 January 2017, 10:24 am | SAFE

Following the release of new video evidence filmed at the Mid Northern rodeo in Whangarei demonstrating the brutality of rodeo events, plus further footage from the Upper Mohaka rodeo, eight companies have severed ties with rodeo, says SAFE. More >>

Shocking new rodeo footage shows animals continue to suffer

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:11 am | SAFE

New video evidence filmed at the Mid Northern rodeo in Whangarei this month demonstrates the brutality of rodeo events, says SAFE. More >>

Helping animals one meal at a time

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:29 am | SAFE

New Zealanders are encouraged to try eating vegan this January as part of a worldwide movement called Veganuary, says SAFE. More >>

Animal experimentation figures do not show reality

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:38 pm | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released figures on the numbers of animals used for research, testing and teaching in 2015. It was reported that 225,310 animals were used, over 4,300 per week; a drop from the 310,287 used in 2014. The ... More >>

InterContinental Hotels Group latest company to go cage-free

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:54 am | SAFE

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced they will use only cage-free eggs worldwide by 2025. IHG operates seven hotels in New Zealand under the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental brands. More >>

Protestors Rally in Opposition to Rodeo Decision

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 10:43 am | SAFE

Today, November 10, members of the public outraged by the government’s deliberate inaction on rodeo will be joined by SAFE, Farmwatch and Green Party MP Mojo Mathers outside Parliament to rally against the continued abuse of animals. More >>

Animal Welfare Groups Disappointed with Rodeo Decision

Monday, 7 November 2016, 3:24 pm | SAFE

The Government’s announcement today that no action will be taken to ban rodeo, following a 62,000-strong petition from New Zealanders, has angered leading animal welfare organisations. More >>

Dead calves cover the length of New Zealand

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:30 am | SAFE

‘DROP DAIRY’ – these words are now plastered on an eye-catching billboard that has gone up in a high visibility location on Auckland's Hobson Street today. Approximately two million ‘bobby’ calves are killed at a few days old in New ... More >>

New dairy footage exposes ongoing cruelty in industry

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:35 am | SAFE

Dairy farming is once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons say SAFE and Farmwatch. New footage obtained by Farmwatch investigators shows that a year on from the explosive 2015 exposé of the New Zealand dairy industry, calves continue ... More >>

Animal rights advocates issue stark warning on rodeo cruelty

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:45 am | SAFE

Rodeo season starts on the 22 of October with two events in the South Island over the weekend. Animal rights advocate SAFE is urging the government to follow public opinion and make this season the last. SAFE is drawing attention to the fact that ... More >>

NZ Hotlist Dished up for World Vegetarian Month

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:30 am | SAFE

‘Vegetarian’ is the new buzz word from Hollywood A-listers to businesses and eateries popping up all across the country to cater for plant-based eaters. Although summer isn’t yet here, things are heating up with SAFE’s announcement of New ... More >>

World's Largest Foodservice Company, goes cage-free

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:02 am | SAFE

Compass Group, the largest foodservice company in the world and one which has an arm in New Zealand, has announced they will only use cage-free eggs worldwide by 2025. Compass Group provides food at over 200 locations in New Zealand and uses a ... More >>

Three horses dead from jumps races in three weeks

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:42 am | SAFE

The death toll in New Zealand jumps racing continues to mount with three horses killed in three weeks, bringing the total for the jumps racing season so far to seven. Twentythirtyfour was euthanised after he fractured a hind leg in a gruelling 4200 ... More >>

New Bobby Calf Regulations ‘Lack Vision’

Monday, 1 August 2016, 9:53 am | SAFE

New regulations on the treatment of bobby calves come into force today, with animal advocates calling the new rules mediocre at best. The regulations include some changes to transport and shelter rules for the animals. The regulations created by the Ministry ... More >>

Kids care passionately about hens

Friday, 22 July 2016, 8:54 am | SAFE

Kiwi children are demonstrating their passion and commitment towards protecting animals by bravely standing up to supermarket giant Countdown. From creating video messages to Countdown’s CEO to starting up a nation-wide petition demanding Countdown ... More >>

Live cattle export to Indonesia disaster for animals

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:05 am | SAFE

Government moves to export live cattle to Indonesia will see horrific suffering of New Zealand animals says animal advocacy group SAFE. New Zealand’s intentions to invest in cattle breeding programs in Indonesia could see a large number of New ... More >>

Greyhound racing ban in NSW and ACT applauded

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:09 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE welcomes the greyhound racing bans announced by the NSW and ACT State Governments. More >>

Live export plans will not be tolerated

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:59 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is outraged at Government plans to export large numbers of live sheep to Saudi Arabia where the animals would be slaughtered under conditions illegal in New Zealand. This weekend, current affairs show The Nation exposed questionable ... More >>

12-year-old schoolgirl’s fight against Countdown

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 9:08 am | SAFE

One of New Zealand’s biggest retailers, Countdown, has come under increased pressure to stop selling cage eggs with a petition from a school girl attracting over 13,000 signatures so far. More >>

Three NZ horses dead in single day of racing

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:10 am | SAFE

The deaths of three horses in jumps races at an Auckland meeting on Queen’s Birthday, has animal advocates demanding that jumps racing be banned. More >>

 

 

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