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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 >>

Move from ‘Clean and Green’ to Mega Farms Spells Disaster

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:32 am | SAFE

The age of mega factory farms is beginning, warns advocacy group SAFE. One of the world’s largest dairy factory farms has opened up right here in New Zealand. This is part of an alarming trend towards massive factory farms which SAFE says could ... More >>

Burger Lovers Urged to Keep Pork Off Their Fork

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:17 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is urging consumers to opt out of that bacon burger. They are asking Kiwis to ‘keep pork off their fork’ with their pick of New Zealand’s top gourmet vegetarian and vegan burgers for World Vegetarian Month this October. ... More >>

New Zealand's 2014 Hottest Vegetarians Crowned

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:22 am | SAFE

With winter gone things are heating up, and things just got even hotter with the crowning of New Zealand’s hottest vegetarians, says animal advocacy group SAFE. Marking World Vegetarian Day, 1st October, director James Napier Robertson and actor ... More >>

Dairy Strategy Proving to be a Disaster

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:57 pm | SAFE

The intensification of the dairy industry is proving to be a disaster, says SAFE. This comes after the forecast 2015 milk price payout was cut 12% by Fonterra this week. “Last year, the government effectively gave the green light for the dairy ... More >>

National Stands To Lose Votes If Animal Welfare Is Ignored

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:23 am | SAFE

SAFE has presented Prime Minister John key with a 40,000 signature-strong petition calling for a farrowing crate ban. More >>

National U-Turns: now admits cages for hens are cruel

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 9:14 am | SAFE

In a New Zealand first all major political parties have spoken out against the incarceration of layer hens in cages. More >>

Factory farming debaters to look chicken in the eye

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:23 am | SAFE

MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate to the MPs what little space is afforded to each of New ... More >>

Voters favour parties with factory farming policies

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:16 am | SAFE

A Horizon Research poll shows that 64.7% of adults are more likely to vote for a political party with a policy against factory farming. More >>

Labour- Positive for Factory Farmed Animals

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:46 am | SAFE

Chickens in cages and pigs in crates will be clucking and oinking for joy today, after the Labour Party’s commitment to end intensive farming. Today, SAFE received Labour’s new Animal Rights policy which aims to stop the cruel incarceration of ... More >>

Housing Matters to Animals Too

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:40 am | SAFE

Today, 13 August, animal advocacy organisation SAFE, with the help of actor Robyn Malcolm, launches its ‘Housing matters to animals too’ election campaign, urging the public to support those political parties with firm policies banning all factory-farming ... More >>

Auckland Council Bypasses Public, Ditches Rodeo Ban

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:25 am | SAFE

Auckland Council Bypasses Public, Ditches Rodeo Ban The Auckland Council has announced that they are abandoning the rodeo ban on council land, put into place in 2008. This was done with virtually no consultation, says SAFE, the animal advocacy organisation. ... More >>

National Rally Against Factory Farming

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:31 am | SAFE

Animal advocates and members of the public all over New Zealand will unite for a ‘National Day of Action Against Factory Farming’ Saturday, tomorrow 26 July in response to two recent exposés that showed horrific conditions on pig factory farms. More >>

Cocktails for Industry Officials, Squalor for Pigs

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:52 am | SAFE

When members of the pork industry meet at their annual conference at Auckland’s Novotel Hotel today, animal advocates are expecting urgent action to address cruelty issues on factory farms. Animal advocacy group SAFE says pork industry officials ... More >>

Opposition Announcement on Cosmetics Testing Welcome News

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 3:14 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE say they’re delighted at today's announcement from the Labour party that they have committed to a ban on cosmetics testing on animals, plus the sale and import of animal tested products. The news comes after a two year campaign ... More >>

Labour Party Leads the Way against Factory Farming

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 11:25 am | SAFE

If the nation’s factory farmed pigs could vote, the Labour party would be ruling the roost come this year’s election, says animal advocacy organisation SAFE. Labour leader and animal welfare spokesperson MP Trevor Mallard made history yesterday by ... More >>

Issues in Pig Farming Deepen with New Footage

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:11 pm | SAFE

Animal charity SAFE says issues in the pig industry could be even worse than previously thought, with the release of new footage of pigs being physically abused by farm workers. Filmed on a hidden camera by activists from Farmwatch the footage, shown ... More >>



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