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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 >>

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 >>



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