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New dairy footage exposes ongoing cruelty in industry

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:35 am | SAFE

Dairy farming is once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons say SAFE and Farmwatch. New footage obtained by Farmwatch investigators shows that a year on from the explosive 2015 exposé of the New Zealand dairy industry, calves continue ... More >>

Animal rights advocates issue stark warning on rodeo cruelty

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:45 am | SAFE

Rodeo season starts on the 22 of October with two events in the South Island over the weekend. Animal rights advocate SAFE is urging the government to follow public opinion and make this season the last. SAFE is drawing attention to the fact that ... More >>

NZ Hotlist Dished up for World Vegetarian Month

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:30 am | SAFE

‘Vegetarian’ is the new buzz word from Hollywood A-listers to businesses and eateries popping up all across the country to cater for plant-based eaters. Although summer isn’t yet here, things are heating up with SAFE’s announcement of New ... More >>

World's Largest Foodservice Company, goes cage-free

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:02 am | SAFE

Compass Group, the largest foodservice company in the world and one which has an arm in New Zealand, has announced they will only use cage-free eggs worldwide by 2025. Compass Group provides food at over 200 locations in New Zealand and uses a ... More >>

Three horses dead from jumps races in three weeks

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:42 am | SAFE

The death toll in New Zealand jumps racing continues to mount with three horses killed in three weeks, bringing the total for the jumps racing season so far to seven. Twentythirtyfour was euthanised after he fractured a hind leg in a gruelling 4200 ... More >>

New Bobby Calf Regulations ‘Lack Vision’

Monday, 1 August 2016, 9:53 am | SAFE

New regulations on the treatment of bobby calves come into force today, with animal advocates calling the new rules mediocre at best. The regulations include some changes to transport and shelter rules for the animals. The regulations created by the Ministry ... More >>

Kids care passionately about hens

Friday, 22 July 2016, 8:54 am | SAFE

Kiwi children are demonstrating their passion and commitment towards protecting animals by bravely standing up to supermarket giant Countdown. From creating video messages to Countdown’s CEO to starting up a nation-wide petition demanding Countdown ... More >>

Live cattle export to Indonesia disaster for animals

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:05 am | SAFE

Government moves to export live cattle to Indonesia will see horrific suffering of New Zealand animals says animal advocacy group SAFE. New Zealand’s intentions to invest in cattle breeding programs in Indonesia could see a large number of New ... More >>

Greyhound racing ban in NSW and ACT applauded

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:09 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE welcomes the greyhound racing bans announced by the NSW and ACT State Governments. More >>

Live export plans will not be tolerated

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:59 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is outraged at Government plans to export large numbers of live sheep to Saudi Arabia where the animals would be slaughtered under conditions illegal in New Zealand. This weekend, current affairs show The Nation exposed questionable ... More >>

12-year-old schoolgirl’s fight against Countdown

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 9:08 am | SAFE

One of New Zealand’s biggest retailers, Countdown, has come under increased pressure to stop selling cage eggs with a petition from a school girl attracting over 13,000 signatures so far. More >>

Three NZ horses dead in single day of racing

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:10 am | SAFE

The deaths of three horses in jumps races at an Auckland meeting on Queen’s Birthday, has animal advocates demanding that jumps racing be banned. More >>

Caged hen campaign takes flight

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 9:54 am | SAFE

The opening of Countdown’s new flagship Ponsonby store on June 2 will see animal advocacy organisation SAFE in the air and on the ground, taking bold action on behalf of New Zealand hens: ramping up the consumer campaign for Countdown to phase out ... More >>

Could tomorrow be the last day for rodeo in New Zealand?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 9:27 am | SAFE

Leading animal advocacy organisations hope tomorrow could spell the end for rodeo in New Zealand as the government convenes to consider animal welfare concerns. The discussions on 2 June involve a formal hearing with a Select Committee mulling over ... More >>

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 >>



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