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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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