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SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:58 am | SAFE

SAFE is demanding an end to greyhound racing cruelty, amid new figures that show the industry killed 353 unwanted dogs during the last season. More >>

Consumer NZ calls out chicken meat producers

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:26 am | SAFE

SAFE is demanding the chicken meat industry stops misleading people, after Consumer NZ calls out Tegel, Ingham and Pams chicken for their misleading “cage-free” labelling on chicken meat products. More >>

SAFE blows the whistle on failings of Protected Disclosures

Friday, 7 December 2018, 10:23 am | SAFE

7 December 2018 | MEDIA RELEASE SAFE blows the whistle on failings of Protected Disclosures Act More >>

Charges laid after dairy farmer cruelty exposed by SAFE

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:55 pm | SAFE

SAFE is pleased to see charges laid against a Northland contract milker who was caught beating cows with a pipe, but urge that without proper regulatory enforcement, animal cruelty will continue to be a blight on New Zealand’s reputation. More >>

Calf suffers suspected broken neck after roping

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:12 am | SAFE

SAFE is renewing calls for an urgent ban on the use of baby animals in rodeo after a young calf suffered a suspected broken neck in Australia. More >>

Calf is trampled in trailer

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:36 am | SAFE

MPI fails to take action to protect animal welfare, as calf is trampled in trailer More >>

Animals set to suffer at Omahu Valley Parklee Bullride

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:53 pm | SAFE

SAFE is deeply frustrated that a rodeo will take place at the Omahu Valley Parklee Bullride next weekend despite widespread calls for a ban of the practice during this rodeo season. More >>

Private prosecution underway following rodeo abuse

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:23 am | SAFE

SAFE is congratulating the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) for taking the first step towards private prosecution of a man who used an electric prodder on a calf during last year’s rodeo season, in a clear breach of the Rodeo Code ... More >>

EU approves restrictions on animal antibiotics

Monday, 5 November 2018, 8:27 am | SAFE

SAFE is applauding the European Parliament for taking a bold and necessary step towards improved animal welfare, by banning the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in meat production by 2022. More >>

Otago farmer receives formal warning for illegal sow stalls

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 11:11 am | SAFE

SAFE are deeply frustrated with MPI for only issuing a warning to a Timaru pig farm after an investigation was prompted by shocking footage of illegal animal cruelty captured by Farmwatch. More >>

SAFE celebrates World Vegan Day with annual Eat Kind awards

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 8:52 am | SAFE

The "butcher of the future," a cafe with a vegan cheese cave, and a plant-based, sweet-treat hot spot have taken out SAFE's 2018 Eat Kind Awards. This is the second year running of the awards that recognise excellence in vegan eateries. They were ... More >>

PigCare label nominated for award in misleading advertising

Friday, 26 October 2018, 9:53 am | SAFE

SAFE is nominating New Zealand Pork’s ‘PigCare’ label for the 2018 Bad Taste Food Awards, in recognition of its deception of consumers in the name of profit. More >>

SAFE calling on councils to reject mega-farm application

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 12:05 pm | SAFE

SAFE is calling on two councils to think about the wellbeing of millions of birds, as well as the negative impacts on local people through increased traffic and pollution, when they hear a consent application for a huge chicken farm in Waikato. More >>

MPI only paying lip service to animal welfare

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:43 am | SAFE

MPI’s inability to investigate complaint proves it’s only paying lip service to animal welfare More >>

Toothless rodeo recommendations bowing to animal abusers

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:21 am | SAFE

The animal charity says the long-awaited report by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is extremely disappointing and fails to implement any meaningful changes. More >>

SAFE takes Tegel to task in complaint to ASA

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:05 am | SAFE

SAFE has laid an official complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over a Tegel ‘free-range’ chicken advertisement, which it says is grossly misleading. More >>

Chicken industry conning people into buying into cruelty

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:07 am | SAFE

Animal rights group SAFE is taking aim at the misleading labels on the packaging of chickens bred for meat. More >>

Upsurge in people looking to Eat Kind

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:51 am | SAFE

SAFE has sent over 5000 Vegetarian Starter Guides to libraries around the country, in response to a huge surge in interest in the programme. More >>

Whaitiri demotion leaves worrying gap

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:46 am | SAFE

Animal rights group SAFE is pressing the Government to reassign responsibility for animal welfare, after the role was stripped from outgoing Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri. More >>

MPI to release findings of sow stall investigation

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:24 am | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries says it will soon release the findings from its investigation into the use of illegal sow stalls on a Timaru farm. More >>

 

 

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