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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 >>

Cocktails for Industry Officials, Squalor for Pigs

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:52 am | SAFE

When members of the pork industry meet at their annual conference at Auckland’s Novotel Hotel today, animal advocates are expecting urgent action to address cruelty issues on factory farms. Animal advocacy group SAFE says pork industry officials ... More >>

Opposition Announcement on Cosmetics Testing Welcome News

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 3:14 pm | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE say they’re delighted at today's announcement from the Labour party that they have committed to a ban on cosmetics testing on animals, plus the sale and import of animal tested products. The news comes after a two year campaign ... More >>

Labour Party Leads the Way against Factory Farming

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 11:25 am | SAFE

If the nation’s factory farmed pigs could vote, the Labour party would be ruling the roost come this year’s election, says animal advocacy organisation SAFE. Labour leader and animal welfare spokesperson MP Trevor Mallard made history yesterday by ... More >>

Issues in Pig Farming Deepen with New Footage

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:11 pm | SAFE

Animal charity SAFE says issues in the pig industry could be even worse than previously thought, with the release of new footage of pigs being physically abused by farm workers. Filmed on a hidden camera by activists from Farmwatch the footage, shown ... More >>

Demonstrators Target NZ Pork Board Over Pig Cruelty

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 2:47 pm | SAFE

Following the recent exposé of cruelty on a pig farm, animal advocacy group SAFE will confront the New Zealand Pork Board tomorrow with a protest outside their head office in Wellington. SAFE will demand they take immediate steps to ban of the use ... More >>

Govt Fails to Make High Animal Welfare Ambitions a Reality

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:16 pm | SAFE

The review of New Zealand’s most important piece of legislation surrounding the treatment of animals promised big changes. Unfortunately, the reality has fallen short say animal group SAFE. More >>

Unhappy Mother's Day

Friday, 9 May 2014, 9:27 am | SAFE

Mother pigs still suffer in New Zealand, says animal group Each year in New Zealand around 30,000 women will celebrate their first Mother’s Day. Each year an equal number of other mothers have nothing to celebrate, as for them motherhood means deprivation ... More >>

Victory for Animals

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:34 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE say they are delighted that Prime Minister John Key has ruled out the use of animals for testing controversial legal highs drugs. Last year the proposed testing of psychoactive substances (legal highs or party pills) led ... More >>

Government Urged to Steer Clear of Animal Testing

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 9:28 am | SAFE

Government Urged to Steer Clear of Animal Testing for Legal Highs Animal advocacy group SAFE says the Government needs to ensure the latest furore over legal highs does not lead to more controversy by pushing forward with the use of animal testing ... More >>

SAFE Slams Lab Animal Cruelty

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 9:38 am | SAFE

SAFE Slams Lab Animal Cruelty On World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April) animal advocacy group SAFE has slammed the Government for failing to reduce the number of animals being used in experiments. More >>



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