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Government blatantly disregards the law on pigs

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 10:15 am | SAFE

Farrowing crates are likely to be used for the foreseeable future after a report by a government committee claims no suitable alternatives exist. But the use of Farrowing crates breaks New Zealand’s animal welfare laws, as the crates do not allow sows ... More >>

New regulations, but same old suffering for the animals

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:50 am | SAFE

A complete farce. That’s what animal advocates are calling the new proposed animal welfare regulations , which the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has devised. More >>

Caged hen investigation proves new colony cages are cruel

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 9:24 am | SAFE

A brand new colony cage farm that supplies eggs to major New Zealand supermarkets has been exposed in an undercover investigation that shows extensive cruelty to hens. More >>

60,000-strong Ban Rodeo Petition To Be Presented

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:12 am | SAFE

Today, leading animal advocacy organisations SAFE, SPCA and Farmwatch will be outside Parliament to hand in their joint petition calling for an end to rodeo. The petition will be handed to Green MP Mojo Mathers, calling on the Government to make this the ... More >>

Supermarket Giant Countdown urged to have a heart for hens

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:42 am | SAFE

Just in time for Valentine’s Day SAFE is asking supermarket giant Countdown to ‘show the hens some love’ by phasing out the sale of all cage eggs. The animal advocacy organisation, joined by TV personality and entrepreneur, Suzanne Paul, will ... More >>

Animal Campaigners to Demand Action From Government

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:33 am | SAFE

Animal campaigners led by SAFE are furious that there is still no progress from the government and no sign that anything will change, following the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) being alerted to appalling treatment of dairy calves. The ... More >>

Call for independent voice for animals

Monday, 7 December 2015, 8:46 am | SAFE

Animal campaigners are outraged that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has still failed to take action against an animal-abusing slaughterhouse and are calling for a major overhaul of the Ministry. On 14th September SAFE filed a complaint with ... More >>

Ground-breaking animal law change comes into effect

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 9:15 am | SAFE

Campaigners are celebrating the end of sow stalls as one of the greatest victories to ever occur in animal rights in New Zealand, saying today marks the last day that pigs will ever have to suffer in the cruel crates – assuming farmers comply with ... More >>

SAFE and locals kicking up a stink over bad eggs

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:23 pm | SAFE

SAFE is joining Patumahoe locals to oppose the proposed building of a caged-hen farm in South Auckland. Craddock Farms has been seeking consent to build the factory farm for the past two years, but has been denied resource consents on the grounds ... More >>

Parliament Vigil Mourns Rodeo Cruelty

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 2:57 pm | SAFE

Parliament witnessed an eye catching vigil today, held on behalf of two bulls that died in rodeo last year and all animals that will suffer stress and fear this season. A wide range of animal supporters showed up to take a stand for animals, and called ... More >>

Pork Conference Met With Hula-Hooping Protesters

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:41 am | SAFE

Pig farmers attending their annual conference in Wellington today will be met with an unusual sight: protestors with hula-hoops. It is New Zealand’s first protest aimed specifically at fattening pens – concrete pens in which pigs are raised for ... More >>

Leading Animal Organisations Call For An End To Rodeo

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:16 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE, SPCA and Farmwatch have joined forces in a coalition calling for a ban on rodeo, saying it is both unethical and inherently cruel. Concerned Kiwis are urged to show their opposition by signing the petition at to ... More >>

Golden Arches Rejects Cage Eggs

Monday, 13 July 2015, 3:02 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is claiming a victory for the animals, following a change in McDonald’s New Zealand’s animal welfare policy. McDonald's has announced it will no longer be using eggs from caged hens in its restaurants from December 2016. More >>

Death Toll Continues to Climb for Sheep Shipped to Mexico

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 1:45 pm | SAFE

252 sheep destined for the controversial live export shipment to Mexico died before they even went on board. The animals died in preparation for the journey, recent figures reveal. This is in addition to the 192 animals that perished on the ship. ... More >>

Death at Horse Race Leads to Call for Shake Up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:36 am | SAFE

A horse has died after a jumps race at Te Aroha, prompting fresh calls from animal activists for an end to jumps racing. More >>

SAFE condemns massive live sheep export to Mexico

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 12:21 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation, SAFE is condemning the secret shipment of 50,000 sheep and 3000 cattle to Mexico on a live export shipment from Timaru, the largest cargo of animals ever to leave New Zealand. More >>

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 >>



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