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Government response on rodeo a good start, says SAFE

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:21 pm | SAFE

SAFE supports a government move announced today, that they will look at welfare issues in rodeo, but believe more needs to done. The Associate Minister of Agriculture Meka Whaitiri announced that officials have been asked to see how animal welfare can be ... More >>

Animal cruelty on the agenda at national final rodeo

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:19 am | SAFE

Animal cruelty on the agenda again next weekend at the national final rodeo in Wanaka More >>

Reports of Bull Death at Rodeo Lead to Renewed Call for Ban

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 2:48 pm | SAFE

Following the reported injury and death of a bull at yesterday evening’s Pukemanu Bullride in Martinborough, SAFE is again demanding an end to all rodeo events due to the stress and risk they subject the bulls, horses and calves to, whilst forced ... More >>

Farmed animals’ lives revealed in NZ first VR experience

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:37 am | SAFE

Brand new 360-degree footage reveals, from the animals’ eye view, the inside story of animal suffering in factory farms. ‘FARM360: a nationwide virtual reality experience’ is a new initiative from SAFE. More >>

Survey exposes knowledge gap over the dark side of NZ dairy

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:49 am | SAFE

A new survey has exposed how little awareness the general public has of dairy industry practices, with only half the NZ population aware that a cow needs to have a calf each year to produce milk. More >>

Nestlė applauded for global cage-egg free commitment

Friday, 3 November 2017, 9:01 am | SAFE

Nestlė, the world’s largest food company, has announced its commitment to eliminate cages from its egg supply chain worldwide. This policy will be adopted by all of Nestlė’s locations in 189 countries. In New Zealand, Nestlė has committed to ... More >>

New Zealand Eateries’ kindness is celebrated with awards

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:31 pm | SAFE

SAFE is recognising four restaurants from across the country for their spectacular plant-based menus to mark World Vegan Day. The national charity presented their annual EAT KIND Awards to Tart Bakery in Auckland, Boquita in Wellington, Portershed in ... More >>

Wyndham Hotel Group Commits to Cage-Egg Free Globally

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:53 am | SAFE

Largest hotel chain in the world makes groundbreaking commitment to eliminate cages from its egg supply chain More >>

Animal advocates unveil 'dog rodeo' campaign

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 9:51 am | SAFE

Labour weekend, the start of the New Zealand rodeo season, will see calves, horses and bulls subjected to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. To coincide with the season’s start, SAFE has unveiled striking billboards and a hard-hitting ... More >>

Habitual Fix applauded over kind move for hens

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 8:27 am | SAFE

SAFE is congratulating Habitual Fix on their announcement that they have switched away from using cage and barn eggs in all their stores. The move comes after retail giant Foodstuffs made a recent similar commitment across all their stores in New ... More >>

SAFE condemns appalling neglect of dairy cows

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:00 pm | SAFE

SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week. More >>

Labour and Greens ahead of National in Animal Welfare

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:31 pm | SAFE

SAFE says voters may be surprised by party policies on animal welfare with political parties holding very different views when it comes to the animal issues that Kiwis care about. In SAFE’s ‘Vote for Lucy’ campaign, National is given an overall ... More >>

‘PigScare’ website launched as spoof of bogus NZPork label

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:07 am | SAFE

Following outrage after the release of new footage from inside a New Zealand pig farm, and criticism of the pig industry by the Commerce Commission, SAFE has published a spoof website about NZPork’s misleading marketing label ‘PigCare’. The alternative ... More >>

SAFE Calls on WHO for Global Leadership on Factory Farming

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:04 am | SAFE

New Zealand's appetite for animal products coupled with intensive animal agriculture (or factory farming) has become a hefty burden for the country – and worldwide. SAFE, New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation, is calling for urgent ... More >>

Commerce Commission shows PigCare label misleading

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:14 pm | SAFE

New Zealanders are not buying into the pork industry’s latest efforts to mislead people into buying their cruel products, says SAFE. Today Consumer NZ reported that the Commerce Commission found NZ Pork’s PigCare label risked breaching the Fair ... More >>

Dairy Cruelty Investigation Leads to Further Conviction

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:46 am | SAFE

Another slaughterhouse worker has finally been convicted following the 2015 dairy investigation by Farmwatch and SAFE that horrified New Zealanders and caused controversy internationally. The man, from Down Cow Ltd, was filmed via hidden camera dragging ... More >>

Mid Northern Rodeo animal handler guilty of animal cruelty

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:17 am | SAFE

SAFE welcomes the news that an animal handler at the Mid Northern Rodeo has been formally warned for cruelty by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) but says it is not enough. Charges were laid over evidence compiled by volunteer investigators ... More >>

First supermarket chain goes cage-free

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:14 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is delighted that supermarket chain Countdown has announced it will stop selling all cage eggs from 2024 (North Island) and 2025 (rest of New Zealand). The decision is a massive win for caring Kiwis, who have been inundating ... More >>

Australian retail giant treating Kiwis unfairly

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:11 am | SAFE

SAFE is accusing Australian corporation Woolworths Group of double standards for refusing to phase out all cage eggs at their New Zealand Countdown stores, whilst already having committed to phasing out cage eggs in their Australian supermarkets. ... More >>

Countdown hasn’t cracked it yet

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:39 pm | SAFE

Countdown’s announcement today that it will phase out selling cage eggs under its own private egg label will improve the lives of some hens but falls short of heeding calls from their customers for them to go fully cage-free, a new poll shows. More >>

 

 

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